Political distribution of journalists based on their Twitter networks, from new paper by @JohnHolbein1.
The modal journalist is somewhere between Bernie Sanders and AOC. pic.twitter.com/EGJN82yCLo
— Andrew C. Johnston (@datacrat) February 17, 2020
What’s interesting here is that large empty space to the right of Mitt Romney and to the left of, I’m guessing, Breitbart and Daily Caller. The left has a huge advantage in that that there is a steady continuum of jobs for journalists at most points on the left. On the right, the most interesting people tend to be quarantined away from the mainstream GOP journalists by this No Man’s Land forcing pundits and reporters to choose one path or the other (inside or outside the Overton Window), but not to mix and match as they see fit.