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
News Coverage of the 2016 National Conventions: Negative News, Lacking Context. New research from Thomas Patterson analyzes news coverage of the 2016 Republican and Democratic national conventions, and whether this coverage, which was overwhelmingly negative, best served the needs of the public. Read the full report, or read some of the major findings in Patterson’s Los Angeles Times op-ed, “If Clinton Loses, Blame the Email Controversy and the Media.”
Media, Politics and Power: Trump, Clinton and the 2016 Election. A conversation on the state of the 2016 presidential campaign and its coverage in the media, with veteran reporters Bob Schieffer and Ann Compton, moderated by Nicco Mele. Watch the video.
The End—and New Beginning—of the Media. Nicco Mele discusses how the big institutions—media, political parties, government—have started crumbling, and how they can be rebuilt, on WGBH’s “Innovation Hub.”
Presidential Debates and Their Effects: Research Roundup, from Journalist’s Resource.
News from Our Fellows
The Most Important Advice I Can Give to Debate Moderators, from Bob Schieffer, Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellow.
Green Party’s Jill Stein Gets a Financial Boost, Thanks to Taxpayers, from Marilyn W. Thompson, spring 2016 fellow and national politics editor on special assignment for The Washington Post.
We May Hate “the Media,” but We Love the Media That We Choose to Use, from Dan Kennedy, spring 2016 fellow and associate professor of journalism at Northeastern University.
From around the Web
Stop Whining about “False Balance,” from Rolling Stone.
Big Lie, Little Lie, and the Media’s Role in Telling the Difference, from Columbia Journalism Review.
We Gave Four Good Pollsters the Same Raw Data. They Had Four Different Results, from The New York Times.
New Research: People Can Learn from Fact-Checking, Even When They Don’t Agree with the Politics, from American Press Institute.
More Say Press Is Too Easy on Trump Than Said So of Romney, McCain, from Pew Research Center.
Inside Hillary Clinton’s Outrage Machine, Allies Push the Buttons, from The New York Times.
Trump Stories Get the Lion’s Share of Engagement Online, from MediaShift.
If Donald Trump Loses the Election, Launching a TV Network Won’t Be an Easy Plan B, from the Los Angeles Times.
Five Takeaways from the ONA 2016 Conference, from Columbia Journalism Review.
How Educators are Approaching Citizenship, Democracy and Journalism, from MediaShift.
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