The Economist, The New Yorker Draw on Prior's Research
Markus Prior's research on the contribution of cable television (or the lack thereof) to our polarized politics was described in an article in The Economist, concluding that "The advent of cable gave those bored by politics somewhere to flee. If obsessives now dominate political debate, Mr Prior suggests, the real culprit is not Fox but choice." And in The New Yorker, Prior's work was cited in an examination of how we measure the polarization of American politics: Long Division. Prior is co-director of the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics (CSDP) and Associate Professor of Politics and Public Affairs.