Media & Politics Must Reads, June 3, 2016

June 2, 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.

News from Our Faculty & Fellows

The High Art – and Power – of Political Stagecraft in the Age of Optics. Judy Woodruff, fall 2005 fellow and PBS NewsHour anchor, leads a conversation about how visuals can make or break a given political campaign, press conference or White House event, with former White House aide Josh King.

Why We Shouldn’t Call Trump an “Ignorant Bully” (Even When We Really Want To). Bill Buzenberg, spring 2015 fellow and vice president of strategic initiatives for Yes! Magazine, argues that Trump’s “name-calling is a surefire, free way to make headline news,” while debasing dialogue and reasoned debate.

Eight Lessons We’ve Learned about Money in Politics This Election. Fred Wertheimer, fall 1996 fellow and president of Democracy 21, writes about the volume of money spent in the election cycle so far, the power of small online contributions and other key developments.

The Millennial Impact. Peter Hart, 2013 Visiting Murrow Lecturer and Hart Research Associates founder, discusses the impact that millennials are likely to have on this year’s election and elections to come.

Where Hiroshima Could Happen Again. Jill Dougherty, spring 2014 fellow and former foreign affairs correspondent for CNN, writes that the nuclear threat may be back, as evidenced by Russian TV broadcasts about nuclear submarines and warnings that “Russia could turn America into radioactive dust.”

From around the Web

Beyond Delegates and Polls: Using Data to Tell Election Stories, from MediaShift.

Demise of Local News May Be Ruining Congress, from Bloomberg.

Television Networks Struggle to Provide Equal Airtime in the Era of Trump, from The New York Times.

Can the Worldwide Boom in Digital Fact-Checking Make the Leap to TV? From Poynter.

As More Police Wear Body-Cams, States Set New Rules Limiting Access to Footage, from Columbia Journalism Review.

How Journalists Are Using the Political TV Ad Archive to Go Deeper with Election Coverage, from MediaShift.

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