Purple Media Plunge Update: What Happened When Students Read News From the Other Side

Successful participants of the Bowdoin Polar Bear Purple Media Plunge received T-shirts with this logo, designed by Laura Griffee ’17

For one month, fifty-two students and one staff member forced themselves to break from their comfortable routines by reading news from across the political divide.

They were volunteers in the Polar Bear Purple Media Plunge at Bowdoin, an experiment in bipartisan news exposure organized by Assistant Professor of Economics Dan Stone with help from staff and students. Read about the plunge results in Bowdoin News.

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