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Media’s Donald Trump Obsession Helped Propel Candidacy, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 06.13.2016 | Media

NEW YORK -- Donald Trump's finally getting some much-deserved media scrutiny these days, now that he's perched atop the Republican Party, but he had a...

News for the Newsless: Snapchat Seeks to Become the Anti-Twitter for the Young and the Underinformed

Dan Kennedy | Posted 10.02.2015 | Media
Dan Kennedy

Two years ago, then-CNN reporter Peter Hamby lamented the negative effect he believed Twitter and other social media were having on presidential campaign coverage.

A Compelling Case for 'Knowledge-Based Journalism'

Dan Kennedy | Posted 02.17.2014 | Media
Dan Kennedy

In the early 1990s the media identified an existential threat: violent crime. But violent crime was actually on the decline in the early '90s -- including a 4 percent drop from 1993 to '94. Thus journalistic malpractice led to policy malpractice, with consequences we continue to live with today.

Four Takeaways From John Henry's Message to Boston Globe Readers

Dan Kennedy | Posted 12.28.2013 | Media
Dan Kennedy

John Henry's nearly 2,900-word message to readers of the Boston Globe could have been little more than an exercise in public relations. But Henry is also unexpectedly revealing about himself and how he intends to run the Globe.

Michael Calderone

Media Slow To Cover Drones In Obama's First Term | Michael Calderone | Posted 02.08.2013 | Media

NEW YORK –- It's been all drones all the time this week. NBC News kicked things off Monday with a major scoop on the administration's legal rational...

Markets, New Media, the Occupiers, and the Next Step

Jim Sleeper | Posted 12.24.2011 | Media
Jim Sleeper

Barring more police crackdowns or other external shocks, the occupiers' numbers will remain small. But the new role being played by online media makes those small numbers on the ground just as vital as were the small numbers of Minutemen at Lexington and Concord.

Gender, Politics and Media Redux

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marcia G. Yerman

Last week, New York Women In Communications presented The Spin Room: Gender, Politics & Media in the 2008 Election.