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Election Coverage

A Drinking Game for Off-Year Election Coverage

Monica Bauer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Monica Bauer

It's election day in America, which is one of the great pageants of democracy. Everywhere people are streaming into polling places to express their opinions. Or not.

How Male And Female Politicians Are Treated Differently

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 07.08.2013 | Women

When female candidates are running for office, is the media coverage different? Yes, according to new research led by Johanna Dunaway, an Assistan...

Denver Reporters Say 2012 Presidential Race Drowned out Coverage of Local Races

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.09.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

During a panel discussion on local coverage of the 2012 election, journalists said the presidential election, as it played out in Colorado, consumed so much of their time that they were unable to give proper attention to other important Colorado race.

Think Again: Our Trivial Political Media, Continued...

Eric Alterman | Posted 01.08.2013 | Media
Eric Alterman

Politico's up-to-the-millisecond style pays next to no attention to the implications of anything upon which it reports, up to and including war, save in the narrow political terms of how it will affect who's up and who's down on a moment-to-moment basis.

Michael Calderone

Obama Gets Less Favorable Media Coverage Than In 2008

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 11.02.2012 | Media

NEW YORK –- In the final months of the 2012 election, Mitt Romney advisers, along with countless conservative pundits and writers, have claimed th...

What of Comedy in Politics?

Don Waisanen | Posted 09.11.2012 | College
Don Waisanen

With the election just around the corner, comedy will rightly continue to provide entertaining and insightful analyses of political failings, but we should keep in mind that once the laughs are in, there's still more to know and question.

'PBS NewsHour' To Translate Election Coverage For The Deaf

Broadcasting & Cable | Posted 03.20.2012 | Media

Using grant money from CPB, will use crowd-sourcing technology to enable volunteers to translate and caption election coverage in dozens of languages ...

I Am Tired of All the Political Candidates

Kate Fridkis | Posted 03.13.2012 | Media
Kate Fridkis

It's that time of year. It's that part of our four-year news cycle. And it's just getting started. Already, I am tired.

ABC, Yahoo News Election 2012 Coverage Kicks Off With GOP Candidate Interviews

Yahoo! News | Dylan StablefordSenior Media ReporterPostsEmailRSSBy Dylan Stableford | the Cutline – 2 Hrs 43 Mins Ago | Posted 01.07.2012 | Media

ABC News and Yahoo News announced on Sunday that they will kick off their joint digital coverage of the 2012 presidential election by interviewing eac...

Current TV Announces New Show

Posted 12.12.2011 | Media

Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm is getting her own show on Current TV. The network announced the show on Wednesday. It will be called "T...

Political Coverage: Room for Improvement

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

Last week on Larry King Live political pundit Ben Stein was rehashing the election results, and he wistfully mentioned that he would miss Christine O'...

Video: The NYTimes.com Goes Live Tonight with Video News and Commentary, a First

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Andy Plesser

Will Frank Rich beat Keith Olbermann in tonight's ratings around the election returns? Probably not, but in a first, The New York Times is going li...

Why Are Democrats Going to Lose When They Are More Popular?

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

The Democrats said they were going to bring change -- and they didn't. That is their fundamental error. And that is why they are being voted out right now.

Covering The Election For $4,000

Chicago Reader | Michael Miner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Sam Zell needs to know about this. Veteran political observer Stump Connolly covered the latest presidential campaign for 21 months and spent less th...

A Whole New Reality

Pamela Gerloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pamela Gerloff

The "everything is possible" mantra is no longer viewable as just a naïve belief, open to scoffing by cynics and pessimists. It's no longer just an idea, a possibility. It happened.

CNN's Election Coverage Live (VIDEO)

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Watch CNN's Election Coverage Live! Stream videos at Ustream...

Virginia Voter Drives All Night To Get To Polls

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A reader emails: My voting day started three weeks ago when I applied for an absentee ballot. The absentee ballot never came. After several convers...

Voter Turnout: Hours Extended At One NC Polling Place

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: Earlier today, voters encountered lines at some Triangle precincts, but the waits abated by the afternoon. Earl...

Ann Curry And NBC's Green Screen Secret (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NBC has many fancy election graphics, including the one virtual reality effect in which an anchor appears. On election night Ann Curry is manning the ...

CNN Election Coverage Through The Years

via Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

CNN election coverage through the years courtesy The Guardian Back in 1980 this was probably considered futuristic. Lou Dobbs and Bella Abzug host C...

Turnout "Hurricane" In St. Louis, Missouri

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

USA Today reports: "It's unbelievable," Robert Ware, a monitor with the St. Louis Board of Election Commissioners, says about turnout in his area. "...

Joe Scarborough: A Republican Official Told Me Last Week It's Over, Obama Won

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Florida resident Joe Scarborough talked about Barack Obama's incredible get-out-the-vote initiatives in his home state, replicated nationwide, with Da...

South Texas: Election Last Thing on Anyone's Mind After Hurricane Ike

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Georgianne Nienaber

Gas prices had been dropping daily due to the worldwide market crash, but for the people in south Texas, financial devastation was already old news. Was she worried about the election? No comment was offered--just a quizzical look.

This Election is Not a Soap Opera or a Football Game: It is About the Future of Our Country

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

Election coverage must not descend into a pre-game football show which deals only with "who's going to win" polling data and never-ending tactical discussions of "what the candidate must do."

Barack Obama, John McCain, Hillary Clinton and What's Wrong with the Mainstream Media

Robert Schlesinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert Schlesinger

if no one watches the inanity of the cable networks, who cares how dumb they are? The fact is that it informs and distorts how the media covers the election.