Wesley Lowery

Media & Politics Must Reads, August 21, 2015

August 20, 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

Podcast: How Social Media Shaped Coverage of Ferguson Protests. On this installment of the Shorenstein Center’s Media and Politics Podcast, Wesley Lowery, reporter at The Washington Post, discusses his extensive coverage of Ferguson, Missouri, and its lessons for the media. Also featuring Michele Norris, NPR host and special correspondent, and Spring 2015 Joan Shorenstein Fellow. Download and subscribe on iTunes, or listen on Soundcloud.

Speaker Series Resumes September 15. Our event series kicks off this fall with Bob Schieffer, Walter Shorenstein Fellow and former moderator of “Face the Nation.” Other speakers will include Jonathan Capehart of The Washington Post, Peter Hamby of Snapchat and CNN, and Kristen Soltis Anderson, co-founder of Echelon Insights, an opinion research and data analysis firm.

Native Advertising and Sponsored Content: Research on Audience, Ethics, Effectiveness, from Journalist’s Resource.

News from Our Fellows

Socialist Propaganda: Will Everything Bernie Sanders Touches Turn Red? Renée Loth, Boston Globe columnist and Joan Shorenstein Fellow (Fall 2011), writes about her concern that Bernie Sanders’ “Socialist” label will be used by conservative candidates and media to portray “reasonable progressive ideas” in a negative light.

From around the Web

Welcome to the Social Media Election, from The Hill.

Where Clicks Reign, Audience is King, from The New York Times.

Political Ad Spending to Hit $11.4B in 2016, from Broadcasting & Cable.

The Myths of the Campaign Advertising Air War, from Bloomberg Politics.

Local Media Must Push Back at Facebook For ’16 Election Spend, from NetNewsCheck.

St. Louis Professor on Journalism Lessons from Ferguson: “The Impact is Ongoing,” from Poynter.

The Journalist and the Activist: The Legacies of Julian Bond and Gene Patterson, from Poynter.

How Do Americans Use Twitter for News? From Pew Research.

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