The Protests Have Completely Displaced Covid-19 On TV News But Not Online News

Television news offers one of the most powerful lenses through which to understand agenda setting due to its fixed airtime of 24 hours a day. Faced with multiple stories, producers must decide which ones to air and which to shelve or cover in less detail. In contrast, online news outlets have unlimited space – a flurry of coverage about a breaking event need not displace previously-scheduled coverage.

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