U.S. PoliticsFebruary 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 & NewsFebruary 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 & NewsFebruary 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 & NewsFebruary 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. PoliticsFebruary 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 & NewsFebruary 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 & NewsJanuary 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 & NewsJanuary 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 & NewsJanuary 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.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 11, 2008

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.