Media & Politics Must Reads, May 20, 2016

May 19, 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

Do Preregistration Laws Improve Voter Turnout among Young Adults? From Journalist’s Resource.

News from Our Faculty & Fellows

Trump’s People: Among the Fans in Florida, New Hampshire and Iowa. Paul Wood, fall 2015 fellow and BBC foreign correspondent, profiles Donald Trump, exploring what policy positions are important to them, and why they support the candidate.

Will Clinton and Sanders Be Able to Patch Things up after Bruising Campaign? Judy Woodruff, fall 2005 fellow and PBS NewsHour anchor, leads a discussion with Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., about what to expect post-primaries.

How the Supreme Court Gets Corruption Totally Wrong. Zephyr Teachout, a Visiting Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the Shorenstein Center in 2010, writes about the slippery slope that could result from a recent Supreme Court case on corruption and campaign finance.

From around the Web

Morley Safer: A Reporter’s Life, from CBS News.

Capitol Hill Newspapers, Once a Protected Class, Redefine Themselves, from The New York Times.

The Government’s 18F, with Its Manageable Hours and Public Service Mission, Is Attracting Former Journalists, from Nieman Lab.

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Meets with Conservative Leaders, from CNN.

Facebook Is Going to Get More Politically Biased, Not Less, from Vox.

The Wall Street Journal’s New Tool Gives a Side-By-Side Look at the Facebook Political News Filter Bubble, from Nieman Lab.

Liberal Democrats Most Likely to Have Learned about Election from Facebook, from Pew Research.

Does Social Media Help the Government-Citizen Relationship? Depends Who You Ask, from The Conversation.

How to Correct a Lying Politician on Air, from Poynter.

The Washington Post, PolitiFact and Are Using This Widget to Make Facts More Shareable, from Poynter.

How to Find Stories in the Panama Papers Database, from

Four Kinds of Stories You’re Doing Wrong without Data, from American Press Institute.

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