What they study at Chicago Business School
According to Matthew Gentzkow and Jesse Shapiro, in a short paper (pdf) they’ve written about the news diets of media figures, about 61.9% of the news I consume is conservative. That makes my news diet more conservative than 78% of internet users, and 88% of media figures.
Michael Lewis, by contrast, gets a 50-50 share of conservative/liberal news, which makes his diet very liberal by both internet and media-figure standards. And Tyler Cowen’s news diet is more liberal still.
I have no idea why I come out so conservative. The paper scores me based on this, which includes nothing more conservative than the FT and the WSJ. Maybe that suffices.