Media & News Apr. 23, 2008

So, Just How Different Is Rupert Murdoch’s New Wall Street Journal?

A Project for Excellence in Journalism content study finds that, to date, the newly staked out battleground between the Journal and Times seems to be located mostly on the playing field of politics.

Media & News Apr. 22, 2008

Debatable Campaign Coverage

Last week, a major part of the media narrative about the 2008 campaign involved the media themselves — specifically ABC’s moderators for the April 16 debate in Philadelphia.

Media & News Apr. 15, 2008

McCain Doesn’t Get Most Exposure, But Can’t Be “Bitter” About Media

Renewed attention to Iraq benefited the GOP candidate, while Democrats seemed caught up in a game of gaffe ping-pong, with the media eagerly keeping score.

Media & News Apr. 8, 2008

Clinton Punches, Obama Bowls, McCain Reminisces

Obama attracted the most coverage, McCain’s bio tour earned him headlines, but Clinton generated the clearest story line with her “Rocky” reference.

Media & News Apr. 1, 2008

Clinton’s Turn in Bad News is Big News

In recent campaign media narratives, bad news is big news. Hillary Clinton’s oft-repeated story about encountering sniper fire in Bosnia made her last week’s top newsmaker.

Media & News Mar. 28, 2008

Talk Show Hosts Agree Obama Speech Was Boffo Theater but Some See the Script as Unconvincing

The usually fractious fraternity of talking heads agreed on one thing — Obama’s ability to put words together. They were less unanimous about the content.

Media & News Mar. 26, 2008

Why News of Iraq Didn’t Surge

In the history of the Iraq conflict, May 24, 2007 may not go down as a red letter date; but it marked a turning point in media coverage of the third-longest war in U.S. history.

Media & News Mar. 25, 2008

A Complex Speech Challenges the Media

For an entire week, political prognosticators and pundits grappled to come to grips with Barack Obama’s sophisticated and mulitlayered address on race relations

Media & News Mar. 18, 2008

Racial Tensions Roil Democrats’ Media Narrative

Maybe the good news for Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama last week was that the problems of another Democrat — Eliot Spitzer — generated almost as much media attention as they did.

Media & News Mar. 17, 2008

State of the News Media 2008

The Project for Excellence in Journalism’s annual report finds that the current crisis in journalism may be less the loss of audience than the decoupling of news and advertising. On the upside, some news organizations have become places of risk and innovation with growing connection with audiences.