Combative Clinton Gets Media to Cover Itself
by Mark Jurkowitz, Associate Director, Project for Excellence in Journalism If Hillary Clinton last week wanted to work the refs — or argue with the press to generate more skeptical coverage of Barack Obama and maybe change the subject from her own problems — the evidence suggests it worked. One of the more memorable moments [...]
Democrats Dominate Media on Single Theme: Is Clinton Done?
While Obama’s apparent frontrunner status claimed most coverage early in the week, the controversial New York Times story put McCain back in the news.
Obama and Clinton Tie for Coverage, But Barack Wins on Tone
The media narrative for the Democratic presidential race shifted dramatically last week, anointing a definite frontrunner and an underdog.
Evolving Media Expectations Plaguing All Remaining Candidates
The presidential campaign again dominated news coverage but the journalistic narratives were not really the ones for which any of the remaining candidates were were probably hoping.
McCain Wins the Coverage Battle as Media Move to Anoint Him
By generating more coverage than any other candidate last week, and easily outdistancing his GOP rivals, Sen. John McCain rode a media narrative of near inevitability last week. Plus, Sen. Ted Kennedy becomes a major newsmaker.
Clinton Finishes Third in Battle for Campaign Coverage (But it’s Bill!!!)
Although Obama’s landslide win in South Carolina made him leading newsmaker of the week, he was certainly outdone in the race for media exposure by the Clinton tag team.
Clinton and Obama Lead Pack Again in Tight Battle for Media Attention
But, thanks to press fascination with Mike Huckabee, Republicans overall generated more press than Democrats last week.
Top Conservative Talkers Rap Huckabee and McCain
The most popular conservative voices in talk radio last week seemed to take sides in the crowded Republican presidential field.
Clinton is the Big Winner Last Week in the Race for Coverage
The resurrection in New Hampshire of John McCain’s once-dead campaign did not translate into similar largesse of media attention.
New Hampshire Teaches News Media a Lesson
It wasn’t quite “Dewey Defeats Truman,” but after the Jan. 8 Granite State primary confounded many pollsters and pundits, a key story in coverage of the McCain and Clinton victories was the media’s proclivity to predict and pre-analyze the results.