Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Bitly's Real-Time Media Map Shows the Media Outlets States Prefer

Bitly's real-time media map is an interesting display of which major media outlets are most popular in which U.S. states. There are four categories that you can choose to display on the map. Those categories are tv/radio, newspapers, magazines, and online only. The map is continuously updated in real-time.

Applications for Education
One of the first things that I do with every high school social studies class is talk about the roles of media and bias in how people understand and feel about political issues. Bitly's real-time media map could lead students into investigating questions about why a particular news network is more popular in the south than in the west.