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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...

How the Mainstream Press Bungled the Single Biggest Story of the 2012 Campaign

Dan Froomkin | Posted 02.06.2013 | Media
Dan Froomkin

Fearful of appearing biased, the elite political press failed to call sufficient attention to the Republican Party's radical agenda and disdain for facts. The result is that in the name of balance, the press actually put its thumb on the scale, and prevented a true reckoning.

Media Officially Calls Election for Obama, Will Devote October to Coverage of Jimmy Hoffa

Spencer Green | Posted 11.28.2012 | Comedy
Spencer Green

With the exception of Fox News, all media reporters will fill in the time originally allotted to the election with coverage devoted to the possible unearthing of former Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa from a home in Roseville, Michigan.

Michael Calderone

Rant or Rave: The Polarization Of Political Books By The Media

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.27.2012 | Media

On a long flight to Los Angeles in early August, Rupert Murdoch cracked open Edward Klein's The Amateur, a scathing indictment of President Barack...

With Political Information, a Modern Embarrassment of Riches

Mark Hannah | Posted 08.20.2012 | Media
Mark Hannah

With information as abundant and instantaneous as it is, what's valuable nowadays is the ability to distill that information and interpret it.

Candidate Webcast Stars Signal Way Ahead For Newspapers

Rachel Sterne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rachel Sterne

During this political race newspaper webcasts are succeeding-- and telling a story. Obama's web presence feeds the webcasts. He brought in tens of thousands of surfers in Indiana; Clinton a few hundred.

Do Journalists Allow Campaigns To Perpetuate Negative Storylines?

Washington Post | Howard Kurtz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Memo to political reporters: Enough already. Is it really necessary to allow operatives from one campaign to attack another candidate without their n...