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Campaign Reporters

Attack Dogs Can Act Ethically in the Political Mud Pit

Jason Salzman | Posted 09.17.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The reporter on the campaign trail is becoming a thing of the past. Nationwide cutbacks have depleted the ranks of reporters at newspapers and television stations. Candidates instead face a new kind of scrutiny: Partisan "trackers."

The Ben on the Bus

Jason Stanford | Posted 03.21.2012 | Media
Jason Stanford

Covering the Perry campaign was not The Boys on the Bus. Despite the wall-to-wall coverage of the primary, Ben Philpott and the other reporters enjoyed shockingly little access. "You are allowed to see him when you are allowed to see him."

Campaign Reporters Find It Difficult To Justify Expense Of Traveling With Candidates In The Digital Age

Washington Post | Howard Kurtz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

INDIANAPOLIS -- The reporters waded gingerly into two-inch-deep mud and settled behind scratched wooden tables as Barack Obama was being introduced to...