Media & Politics Must Reads, February 26, 2016

Media & Politics Must Reads, February 26, 2016

February 25, 2016

Our weekly roundup of news found at the intersection of media, politics, policy and technology, from the Shorenstein Center and from around the web.

This Week at the Shorenstein Center

Nicco Mele – In Search of a Business Model: The Future of Journalism in an Age of Social Media and Dramatic Declines in Print Revenue. Nicco Mele, author, digital strategist and Wallis Annenberg Chair in Journalism at the USC Annenberg School of Journalism, discussed the future and feasibility of various news outlet business models. Read more and listen to audio.

E.J. Dionne, Jr. – American Conservatism and the Republican Party. E.J. Dionne, Jr., Washington Post op-ed columnist, discussed his new book, Why the Right Went Wrong: Conservatism from Goldwater to the Tea Party and Beyond, and the role of the media in the 2016 election. Read more and listen to audio.

News from Our Faculty & Fellows

The 2016 Race Is Deja Vu All Over Again. Thomas Patterson, Shorenstein Center interim director, writes about how the 2016 election resembles the 1972 and 1976 presidential campaigns – the first to be waged under the reformed nominating system.

United in Division? Primary Race Unraveling Both Political Parties. Bob Schieffer, Walter Shorenstein Media & Democracy Fellow, discussed how the closeness of the nomination races is revealing the divide within political parties.

Political Coverage 2016: Contempt on the Campaign Trail. Neal Gabler, fall 2011 fellow, author and film critic, argues that the media’s horse race approach to the presidential election ignores the issues and is dangerous for democracy.

Why The Coming Cuts to Teamster Pensions Deserve More National News Coverage. Trudy Lieberman, spring 2001 fellow and press critic for Columbia Journalism Review, writes about the legislation that paved the way for pension cuts, and provides suggestions for covering such stories on a national level.

Steve Oney a Finalist for J. Anthony Lukas Work-In-Progress Award. The award is given annually to aid in the completion of a significant work of nonfiction. Steve Oney, spring 2014 fellow, has been nominated for the award for his book American Air, which will “bring to life the people who created the influential institution National Public Radio and the times in which they lived.” Read Oney’s related Shorenstein Center paper, The Philosopher King and the Creation of NPR.

A Turning Point for Syrian War, and U.S. Credibility. Celestine Bohlen, columnist at The International New York Times and fall 2014 fellow, writes about relations between the U.S. and France regarding Syria.

From around the Web

How the 2016 Presidential Campaign is Being Discussed on Reddit, from Pew Research Center.

New Media Players Seek to Make Their Mark on the 2016 Campaign, from Politico.

New Univision Initiative Urges Hispanic Viewers to Register to Vote, from CNN.

CNN Seeing Dividend From Its Investment in Politics, from The New York Times.

There’s the Major Media. And Then There’s the “Other” White House Press Corps, from The Washington Post.

7 Things to Consider Before Getting into Fact-Checking, from Poynter.

Fusion Wants to Help Young Journalists and Activists Rise Up and Be Heard, from Poynter.

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