Media & Politics Must Reads, April 15, 2016

Media & Politics Must Reads, April 15, 2016

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April 14, 2016, 3:52 pm

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

Shira T. Center – The Trump Factor: Covering Election 2016. Shira T. Center, political editor for The Boston Globe, discussed media coverage of Donald Trump, as well as the relationship between Trump supporters and the press.

News from Our Fellows

How Trump Trumped the TV Networks. A US News article by Marilyn Thompson, current Joan Shorenstein Fellow and deputy editor at Politico, and Andrew Levine, HKS student, analyzes how Trump has “created his own news cycle” to dominate the airwaves – receiving 54 percent of TV media mentions of GOP candidates.

Dan Kennedy: The Boston Globe’s Trump Parody: Brilliant Satire, Self-Indulgent Clickbait —Or Both? Dan Kennedy, current Joan Shorenstein Fellow and associate professor of journalism at Northeastern University, weighs in on The Boston Globe’s parody front page, which envisioned a Trump presidency.

Bernie Sanders Just Won His Seventh Straight Victory. Is He Unstoppable? Diane Francis, editor at large for the National Post in Canada and fall 2005 fellow, writes that at this point in the race, “anything can happen.”

From around the Web

The Puzzles for Pollsters. Nate Silver and other data analysts discuss the challenges of predicting the 2016 election. From the Harvard Gazette.

Panama Papers Leak Signals a Shift in Mainstream Journalism, from The New York Times.

Democracy Fund’s Map Points to Fragmented Local News Ecosystem, Barriers to Public Square, from MediaShift.

As Local Coverage Wanes, Residents Become Self-Taught Watchdogs, from Columbia Journalism Review.

Facebook Launches Live Video Feature: What Does it Mean for Government? From GovTech.

Campaign Shocker! New York Tabloids Still Have Influence in Presidential Race, from the Los Angeles Times.

Donald Trump Finds Support in Reddit’s Unruly Corners, from The New York Times.

Do We Need a White House Press Corps? From Columbia Journalism Review.

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