The Media’s Dog Bias

Dog lies on torn-up newspaper.
“Grand Time” by AirBeagle is s licensed under CC BY 2.0.

The latest discovery in media research: people love dogs (isn’t that why you’re here?), and apparently, the media does, too. A recent paper published by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Miami showed stories published in the New York Times are more likely to be picked up by other publications if they involve a dog. The Internet may have been invented for cat videos, but pups still have a solid hold on print.