Media & Politics Must Reads, July 29, 2016

July 28, 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

Role of Party Nominating Conventions in the Presidential Election Cycle: Research Roundup, from Journalist’s Resource.

News from Our Fellows

The Case against the Media. By the Media. Former fellows Dan Okrent (spring 2006) and Jay Rosen (spring 1994) were interviewed along with 39 other news professionals for an extensive story in New York magazine about what’s wrong and right with the media.

An Unhinged Republican Convention and the Nation’s Greatest Test. Joe Klein, fall 2013 fellow and TIME political columnist, writes that although he entered this election year believing that “government was desperately in need of conservative reform and restraint,” he now feels that the Republican Party has become “a national embarrassment.”

The Three Less-Noticed DNC Speeches Most Likely to Help Clinton Win. Melinda Henneberger, spring 2013 fellow and editor in chief of Roll Call, analyzes how three non-prime-time speakers at the DNC highlighted Trump’s vulnerabilities.

What Good is Government? Renée Loth, fall 2011 fellow and Boston Globe columnist, argues that conservatives have been more successful at wielding language to “frame public perceptions of issues and institutions,” resulting in the denigration of services the government provides.

The Fall of Roger Ailes. John Huey, spring 2013 fellow and former editor of Fortune and editor-in-chief of Time Inc., writes about Roger Ailes’ impact on Fox News, his relationships with employees, and what may lie ahead for the network.

From around the Web

How Twitter, Facebook Live and Genius Transformed Convention Coverage, from MediaShift.

How Politico Is Covering the 2016 Political Conventions, from Poynter.

Mic Used Text Messaging during the Republican National Convention to Conquer Reader FOMO, from Nieman Lab.

Political Conventions Are Proving Grounds for VR, from Digiday.

Meet the Bots Reporting on the Republican and Democratic Conventions, from MediaShift.

Clinton’s Convention Is Made for TV. Trump’s Was Made for Twitter. From The New York Times.

Candidates Control Their Own Social Media. What Message Are They Sending? From The Conversation.

Ailes’s Fox Dominates Conservative Media. A Trump Presidency Could Challenge That, from Columbia Journalism Review.

Why Some Police Shootings Get Media Attention While Others Don’t, from NPR.

Turkey Dismisses Military, Shuts Media Outlets as Crackdown Deepens, from Reuters.

The Transformation of Right to be Forgotten into Right to Forget the News, from World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers.

How Some Recent FOIA News Could Help—and Limit—Access to Government Records, from Columbia Journalism Review.

Inside Baseball: Why the Media Reports on the Media, from The Media Briefing.

Sign up to receive Media and Politics Must Reads in your inbox each week. Also connect with us on Twitter and Facebook for more updates.