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Journalists Discuss Difficulty in Breaking Candidates From Scripted Lines

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.13.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

I thought local journalists could have at least tried to break the campaign script more often during the last election. And even if they didn't break it completely, they could have spotlighted candidates' manipulative or repetitive talking points more clearly for voters.

It's the Media's Fault! Or Is It?

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.09.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Here's a chance to talk back to the media directly. On Tuesday, a panel of top local journalists will discuss the highs and lows of media coverage of the 2014 election--and take questions from the audience.

Best Journalism of the Election Season by Local Reporters

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.01.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

In a time when everyone complains about the demise of local journalism, we saw some great stuff. Of course, there were epic lapses, but I'll get into those later, or perhaps at our (bipartisan) Nov. 11 panel discussion on media coverage of the 2014 election.

Colbert Skewers Gardner's Personhood Falsehood

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.14.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Many local journalists have done the right thing, journalism-wise, in trying to hold Gardner accountable and to expose the brazen falsehoods that Gardner been repeating about the Life at Conception Act.

Gardner Abortion Hypocisy Continues Unchecked

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.09.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The latest reporter to ask senatorial candidate Cory Gardner why he's un-endorsed the state personhood amendments but has yet to un-cosponsor a proposed federal personhood law is Politico's Paige Winfield Cunningham.

Gardner Un-Cosponsored Legislation Before, But Not Personhood

Jason Salzman | Posted 09.09.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

One of the biggest election-year hypocrisies hanging out there, waiting for a civic-minded reporter to jump on, is the fact that senatorial candidate ...

How Gardner Can Shed Federal Personhood Bill

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.30.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Rep. Cory Gardner un-endorsed Colorado's personhood amendment last month by telling The Denver Post's Lynn Bartels he changed his mind. But if Gardne...

Tancredo Flips Off Protesters!

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

On Sunday, ColoradoPols posted a video of GOP gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo flipping off protesters gathered in opposition to the recall of State Sen. Evie Hudak.

Stop Screaming at Your Television

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.07.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Rather than scream at your television, whether you won or lost Tuesday, come down to the Denver's Independence Institute Friday morning to level your media critiques directly at those responsible: journalists themselves.

A List of the Best Political Reporting in Colorado This Election Season

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.15.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Compared to the 2010 election in Colorado, this one has been mostly a snoozer, journalistically. Still, reporters have turned out some excellent work this time around, and I've listed my favorite reporting below.

How Do You Fact Check an Olympic Flipper?

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.04.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Channel 4 hit the mark:"The ad says women, a key voting bloc, should be troubled by Mitt Romney's position on abortion. And they should, because it's changed so many times. Mitt Romney brought this one on himself."

TV Reporter Discusses Her Work Fact Checking Political Ads

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.30.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

When Channel 4's Shaun Boyd sits down to fact check a political ad, for her station's "Reality Check" feature, the first thing she does is ask for documentation from the people that produced it. She gets criticism from all sides.

Should Journalists Decline Interviews if Questions Are Banned?

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.28.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Should journalists decline interviews if questions are banned? Did Channel 4 do the right thing by interviewing Romney anyway? Or should it have said, sorry, we won't do an interview if sensitive questions are banned?

Checking the Facts in Political Ads

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.27.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

With an expanding sea of misinformation coming at us, the effort to shed nonpartisan light on political advertising is worth it. And the earlier the TV stations get started at it, like CBS4 did this election season, the better.

Romney Slams News Judgment of Denver TV Reporter

Jason Salzman | Posted 07.14.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

I can think of a couple reasons why Mitt Romney chose to take questions from local TV reporters and KOA radio hosts yesterday, while blowing off "print" journalists in Denver. But if Team Romney expected softballs, they got it wrong.