Journalistic Practice Publications

Campaigns, Elections & Parties, Journalistic Practice, News Business & Practice, Politics & Government, Publications,
Nine Sundays: A Proposal for Better Presidential Campaign Coverage
January 1, 1991
This Shorenstein Center report by John Ellis provides recommendations for improving election coverage during the nine Sundays between Labor Day and Election...
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Sound Bite Democracy: Network Evening News Presidential Campaign Coverage, 1968 and 1988
June 1, 1990
A paper by Kiku Adatto, fall 1989 fellow, analyzes how televised news coverage of presidential campaigns has changed, and finds that sound bites have been...
Government Institutions, Journalistic Practice, News Business & Practice, Papers, Politics & Government, Publications,
School for Scandal
March 1, 1990
A speech delivered by author and philosopher Sissela Bok, on March 29, 1990, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, as part of the Shorenstein Center’s...
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Reflections on Television’s Role in American Presidential Elections
January 1, 1990
A paper by Lawrence K. Grossman, Visiting Stanton Lecturer, 1987-1988, explores why, despite a high volume of campaign coverage, voter turnout for the...
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The Politics of Character and the Character of Journalism
October 11, 1989
A paper by Judith Lichtenberg, visiting assistant professor, spring 1988, asks why “the character question” has assumed such a central role in presidential...