Partisan News Hampers Political Compromise: Sean Munson on PBS NewsHour

Monday, November 12, 2012

Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) Assistant Professor Sean MunsonHuman Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) Assistant Professor Sean Munson was recently interviewed on PBS NewsHour about his research on political balance and his Chrome browser extension, Balancer.

Political experts have described the current period in the country's history as the most partisan in recent memory. Munson seeks to change that by encouraging people to seek out views different from their own—not necessarily to change their political beliefs, but to make them open to different beliefs and to political compromise.

"If you always see one view, and you keep being told you are right by everything that you read and everyone that you talk with, you can start to forget that other viewpoints might be valid." —Sean Munson

Listen to the interview at PBS NewsHour online.