NZ journalists lean left

Liam Hehir writes:

A 2014 Massey University study, for example, showed that 22 percent of New Zealand journalists considered themselves Centrists. Just 16 percent said they were on the Right and fully 62 percent said they were on the Left.

The study was published in ejournalist.com.au.

So around three times as many journalists identify as centre-left than centre-right.

52% of the population voted for a centre-right party, yet only 16% of journalists consider themselves centre-right.

This is no surprise of course. But it is useful to remember as world views do impact reporting. It is not conscious bias, but it still results in the being unbalanced.

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