Media & News Mar. 4, 2008

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 […]

U.S. Politics Feb. 27, 2008

NY Times’ McCain Story Draws Public Interest – And Disapproval

By a nearly two-to-one margin those familiar with the Times’ article on the Arizona senator’s ties to a lobbyist think the paper was wrong to publish it.

Media & News Feb. 26, 2008

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.

Media & News Feb. 20, 2008

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.

Media & News Feb. 12, 2008

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.

U.S. Politics Feb. 7, 2008

Many Democrats Say Media Tougher on Clinton than Obama

With campaign coverage dominating (including 76% of the cable newshole), nearly a third of Democrats say the press has been too tough on Clinton while more Republicans say the press has been too easy on McCain than the other candidates.

Media & News Feb. 4, 2008

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.

Media & News Jan. 29, 2008

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.

Media & News Jan. 23, 2008

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.

Media & News Jan. 15, 2008

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.