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Yes, but part of the newspaper experience of old was- that it breaks it. You paid for news, you usually wouldn't read- thus, you would at least skim it- thus such things could be relevant for everyone.



But there is limited space in a physical newspaper. With finite space some choice has to be made as to what goes in and what doesn't. It's the same filtering that occurs with new media, except on a less personal scale and for different reasons.


It's the filtering which conforms to the wishes of the newspaper's editor, rather than the personal tracking profile of the individual reader. Hence why the various newspapers have known political positions - because their editors in the past put them there, and their readership now expect it.


Which is why you aimed to get in the position of reading a couple of news sources of different known biases. That's the old school counter to stuff being filtered


It's not necessarily filtering when it's a aggregated. Hard to achieve uniform coverage though, correct, and not all the topics which have happened may be touched on (even in a one sentence or less)


The filter is which paper you choose to read. Reading The Guardian instead of Wall Street Journal is a filter.




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