Media & Politics Must Reads, June 24, 2016

June 23, 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

Gender Quotas: Do They Increase the Number of Women in Politics, Party Leadership Positions? From Journalist’s Resource.

News from Our Fellows

The Presidential Election Campaign Fund. Marilyn Thompson, spring 2016 fellow and national politics editor on special assignment for The Washington Post, discussed the unused Presidential Election Campaign Fund, and whether it is worth saving, on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal.” Thompson recently authored a Shorenstein Center paper on the feasibility of public election funding, “The Dream is Dead: Can Taxpayer Money Save Presidential Campaigns?”

How Public Opinion Has Shifted on Climate Change and Why. Matthew Nisbet, fall 2012 fellow and Northeastern University communication professor, discussed public opinion on climate change on “The Diane Rehm Show.”

From around the Web

How C-SPAN Thwarted the GOP’s Move to Block a House Protest, from Poynter.

2016: The Proving Ground for Political Data, from The Conversation.

Politico Editors Discuss How Social Media Changed the Dialogue in U.S. Elections, from International Journalists’ Network.

No Credentials? No Problem! Why The Washington Post’s Ban (Probably) Won’t Affect Its Journalism, from Poynter.

This Week, Trump Media Coverage Took an Important Turn, from Columbia Journalism Review.

That $5,000 TV Ad May Run $100,000 Now for Political Conventions, from Bloomberg.

How the Flint Water Crisis and a Statehouse Scandal Gave a Boost to FOIA Reform in Michigan, from Columbia Journalism Review.

More Than 6,000 People Are Talking to Politibot about the Upcoming Elections in Spain, from

Who Owns the News Consumer: Social Media Platforms or Publishers? From the Tow Center.

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.