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Convention Coverage

Another Historic Win For MSNBC

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 09.11.2012 | Media

MSNBC reached another historic milestone after becoming the most-watched cable news network during the week of the Democratic National Convention. ...

Cable News Convention Coverage Draws Fire

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 11.08.2012 | Media

NEW YORK — A trend toward gushing about rather than analyzing political speeches was apparent during television coverage of the conventions even...

Editors Advise Citizen Journalists On Covering The Conventions

Huffington Post | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics
Huffington Post

"The trouble with covering a convention," HuffPost's Ryan Grim tells us, "is it's almost impossible to find an actual story there." That's the challe...

Play TV Talking Heads Rope-A-Dope Poker

William Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
William Klein

The networks' convention coverage can be so mind-numbingly tedious that viewers are concocting their own strategies for staying awake.

Why Don't They Just Issue Swami Turbans at MSNBC?

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marty Kaplan

So this is what political journalism has come to -- evidence-free, unaccountable, redfaced, shouted, demagogic cocksure mindreading.

This is Real News -- Don't Cover it Like a Sport

Ari Emanuel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Emanuel

I was watching MSNBC and CNN -- but it felt like ESPN. I could not believe the convention coverage: they were analyzing things as if it were college sports.

Bloggers Question DNC Credential Decisions

Colorado Confidential | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Colorado Confidential

Questions shot around the blogosphere when five prominent state blogs were passed over for either lesser-known sites or, in one case, for a site that simply publishes press releases verbatim.