Measuring Media Bias in Coverage of Crimea

A new study by Ru-PAC finds an alarming level of bias towards Russia and omission of key facts in Western media coverage of Crimea.


In 2020, researchers at the Russian Public Affairs Committee (Ru-PAC) conducted a study examining the presence and extent of bias in mainstream American media coverage of Crimea. The study was built to explore how Russia is presented to Americans, and to do so, researchers analyzed 975 articles across CNN, The New York Times, and The Washington Post between 2014 and 2020.


The results demonstrate a concerning level of bias against Russia and omissions of key facts that would help contextualize the situation in Crimea for the outlets' audiences.


Authors: Hunter Cawood, Egor Chobanian, Keziah Flewett Cook, and Ani Markosyan.

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