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Articles by Matthew Pressman

Matthew Pressman is an assistant professor of journalism at Seton Hall University.
“Compare areas that have a robust local newspaper and a mission-driven online news outlet to areas that have neither, and you’ll find a gulf in coverage quality.”
“Many of the nation’s most influential news outlets continue to apply standards of objectivity that were designed for more normal times. They turn presidential statements, even if patently false, into credulous headlines.”