Media & Politics Must Reads, August 5, 2016

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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

Tracking Foreign Influence Peddling in America: Tip Sheet, from Journalist’s Resource.

News from Our Fellows & Faculty

How Hillary Clinton Built Her Packed Political Resume. Judy Woodruff, fall 2005 fellow and PBS NewsHour anchor, reports on Hillary Clinton’s career during her post-first lady years.

Third Party Candidates Need to Get on the Debate Stage to Make a Difference. Micah L. Sifry, former Visiting Murrow Lecturer of the Practice of Press and Public Policy argues that if a third party candidate is able to make it to the debates, then “all bets are off on the 2016 election.”

Russians Like Donald Trump, but Do They Believe Him? Jill Dougherty, spring 2014 fellow and former foreign affairs correspondent for CNN, interviews Russians about their perspective on the U.S. presidential race.

“Have You No Sense of Decency, Mr. Trump?” Zachary Karabell, fall 1997 fellow and contributing editor at Politico, argues that Donald Trump’s criticism of the Khan family could be a “McCarthy-like turning point.”

Why Trump Is Not Like Other Draft Dodgers. Ted Gup, fall 2003 fellow and professor of journalism at Emerson College, compares his own avoidance of the draft, which led him into journalism and telling the stories of POWs, to Trump’s.

From around the Web

Flashpoints in Polling, from Pew Research Center.

How Journalists Can Do Their Crucial Job in the Next 100 Days, from The Washington Post.

Clinton vs. Trump: Whose Acceptance Speech Hit the Right Note? From The Conversation.

The Donald Dilemma: How Does One Really Interview Trump? From Poynter.

Should Paywalls Come down for Election Coverage? From Poynter.

The Facts about Fact-Checking across America, from Duke Reporters’ Lab.

Hillary Clinton to Address Joint Black and Latino Journalist Convention, from BuzzFeed News.

ABC News Serves Up 28 Million Facebook Live Video Streams During Political Conventions, from Variety.

Is the Elite Media Failing to Reach Trump Voters? From Slate.

How Journalists Can Cover Leaks without Helping Spies, from Columbia Journalism Review.

The Nonprofit Austin Monitor Is Trying to Find the Sweet Spot for Hyperlocal Policy News, from Nieman Lab.

Did Sanders Have the Right Priorities on Social Media before Clinton Clinched? From Columbia Journalism Review.

What the Favorite TV Shows of Trump Supporters Can Tell Us about His Appeal, from The Conversation.

As 2016 Olympics Approaches, a Look Back at How The New York Times Planned Coverage of the Sochi Olympics, from Storybench.

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