The Washington Post’s Coverage of Amazon

I was wondering if anyone has done an academic analysis of how The Washington Post has covered Amazon / Jess Bezos since he acquired it. Is it biased?

My quick experiment was interesting.

On August 28, 2018, we did a simple experiment. In Google News, we searched for “Amazon UK tax”.  The result was a number of stories about the small amount of tax the company pays in the UK.

 

The same search in the Post brings up… nothing.

 

Update: Thanks to Paul Wiggins on Facebook for pointing out the major flaw in my little experiment – the coverage from Google News is from UK-based sources. When I search the NYTimes, I didn’t see any mention of the story either.

In addition, Jack Shafer from Politico states “I assess Washington Post coverage of Amazon as pretty even-handed. So does Fortune.”

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