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.
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.
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.
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.
The Internet’s Broader Role in Campaign 2008
The internet is living up to its potential as a major source for news about the presidential races. Nearly a quarter of Americans say they regularly learn something about the campaign from the internet, almost double the percentage at a comparable point in 2004.
The GOP’s Unanswered Question
Thursday night’s Republican debate in South Carolina in the wake of John McCain’s comeback victory in New Hampshire and Mike Huckabee’s surprising win in Iowa raised more questions than it answered.
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.