The “media bubble” trope might feel overused by critics of journalism who want to sneer at reporters who live in Brooklyn or California and don’t get the “real America” of southern Ohio or rural Kansas. But these numbers suggest it’s no exaggeration: Not only is the bubble real, but it’s more extreme than you might realize. And it’s driven by deep industry trends.


You're a map nerd, veen. You can get their data. Cross-check it for general population shift.

I'll bet they're discovering that more journalists live in blue counties because more people live in blue counties. The "bubble" didn't account for the fact that Trump could lose by 3m votes and still win the electoral college because if you're doing a blind phone poll, and the majority of people live in cities, the majority response in your poll is not going to be a rural one.

posted by veen: 378 days ago