How Readers React to Political News Stories They Don’t Like: By Ignoring Them

The United States is so polarized that it can seem that Republicans and Democrats choose to exist in two entirely different versions of the day, depending on their media diet.

But a new analysis of the web traffic of 148 news organizations shows something subtler: Publications across the political spectrum broadly cover the news events of the day, but their readers appear to gloss over the stories they don’t want to see.

That analysis comes from Chartbeat, a web analytics company used by hundreds of online media publishers, including The New York Times. CONT.

Kevin Quealy, New York Times