Why Reading about Scandals Might Actually be Good for You
Friday, February 11, 2011
Pundits often tsk-tsk about how the media’s relentless obsession with scandal is bad for us -- it makes it too hard to have a serious discussion about issues that matter. But is that really true? Does coverage of scandal really distract us from real substantive reporting? Dr. Beth Miller is a political scientist who teaches at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Her research suggests scandal reporting might have some unexpected benefits.
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