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Media & Politics Must Reads June 5, 2015

June 4, 2015

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

Bob Schieffer Named Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellow. The renowned journalist’s fellowship will focus on the 2016 presidential election and extend over three semesters, beginning in September.

Media and Politics Podcast: How ISIS Changed Middle East Reporting. Jeffrey Goldberg from The Atlantic and Farnaz Fassihi, a senior writer at The Wall Street Journal, discuss the changing nature of reporting on conflict and terrorism in the Middle East. Listen on iTunes, SoundCloud, or Stitcher.

Money and Access to Meetings with Politicians: New Evidence from a Field Experiment, from Journalist’s Resource.

LGBT Issues Coverage Resources. June is Pride Month; find useful studies for reporting on issues in the LGBT community at Journalist’s Resource.

News from Our Fellows

Make Healthcare Simpler and More Patient Friendly. Aneesh Chopra and Nick Sinai, Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellows (Spring 2015) describe three policies/technological rules that would reduce confusion and create a more competitive marketplace.

Can a Random Group of People on the Internet Interview a Candidate Better than the Pros? David Weinberger, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (Spring 2015), argues that questions provided by Reddit users were more substantive than a CNN interview.

Why Campaign Coverage Makes Just Plain Citizens Unhappy. Jay Rosen, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (Spring 1994), extends Weinberger’s argument, saying that news outlets fail to give voters the information they seek most, when they want it.

From around the Web

How the Guardian is Counting Every Person Killed by US Police — with the Internet’s Help, from the Guardian US.

Pew Study: When it Comes to Political News, Facebook has Become Local TV for Millennials, from Nieman Lab.

Polling Is Getting Harder, but It’s a Vital Check on Power, from FiveThirtyEight Politics.

Twitter Abruptly Shuts Down Tool Tracking Lawmakers’ Deleted Tweets, from The Hill.

The Next Political Battleground: Your Phone, from CNN Politics.

Political Fundraising Campaigns Manage Debts by Selling Data, from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

On the Trail of Hillary Clinton, Not Everyone is Allowed to Jump into the Press Pool, from The Washington Post.

A Majority Of Americans Wants 2016 Campaign Coverage To Focus On The Issues, from Huffington Post.

Pandora Can Predict Users’ Political Affiliation says Founder, from Bloomberg Business.

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