CAMPUS NEWSPAPERS AND ISRAEL
INSTITUTIONAL BIAS: CAMPUS NEWSPAPERS AND ISRAEL
ACF commissioned a comprehensive survey of 75 leading college and university newspapers, analyzing data from 2017 through 2022.
College newspapers are obsessed with Israel. Since 2017, newspapers at these 75 schools have published nearly 1,500 stories about a small country thousands of miles away.
These same newspapers are notably silent on antisemitism and discrimination against Jews on their own campuses, publishing only 606 news articles about this growing trend in their own communities.
Campus media is extremely biased against Israel. Of all news articles that exhibited bias, 181 cast Israel in a negative light while only 14 portrayed Israel in a positive way.
Newspapers at large public universities produced the most content on relevant topics. UC-Berkeley alone published 91 articles, editorials, and Op-Eds about Israel, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and related matters.