Last year, in the wake of the 2011 election, I ran a project to measure whose voices got amplified in the major newspapers’ op-ed pages, called the Media Bias Project. The result was a conclusion that Conservative voices outnumbered Liberal and NDP ones (but only by 11% to 8%), and more importantly, that business groups (32%) dominated over progressive and union groups (3%) and social conservative ones (4%), even in so-called leftist bastions like the Toronto Star.
Recently a commentor has challenged me to redo the project, accusing me of bias because I excluded the Sun chain and because of various other reasons. As part of the challenge between him and I, I’m opening up the Media Bias project again to see how things have changed over the last year as well as to make a couple of changes to the approach. So here we go again.Tweet