Politics & Government

News Coverage of the 2016 National Conventions: Negative News, Lacking Context

A new report from Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy analyzes news coverage of the 2016 Republican and Democratic national conventions, and whether this coverage, which was overwhelmingly negative, best served the needs of the public. This report is the third in a multi-part series of research analyzing news coverage of candidates and …

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Media, Politics and Power: Trump, Clinton and the 2016 Election, with Bob Schieffer, Ann Compton and Nicco Mele

A conversation on the state of the 2016 presidential campaign and its coverage in the media, with Bob Schieffer, Ann Compton and Nicco Mele (moderator). Co-Sponsored by the Institute of Politics. Listen to audio of the event on SoundCloud or iTunes, or watch the video below.   Bob Schieffer is the current Walter Shorenstein Media and …

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Molly Ball: Election 2016 and the Media

September 13, 2016 — Molly Ball, political writer for The Atlantic, discussed the 2016 presidential race, the role of the media, and the prospects for both parties in a conversation with Shorenstein Center director Nicco Mele. Following are selected excerpts of Ball’s talk. Listen to the full audio recording below, or on iTunes, in which she also discusses her …

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