The Color Of News: How Different Media Have Covered the General Election
When it comes to coverage of the campaign for president 2008, where one goes for news makes a difference, according to a new study.
Exit Poll Preview
In an exclusive interview, Joe Lenski, co-founder and Executive Vice President of Edison Media Research discusses his organization’s plans for conducting exit polls on November 4, given this year’s special challenges.
McCain Support Continues Downward Spiral
A breakdown of voting intentions by demographic groups shows that since mid- September, McCain’s support has declined significantly across most voting blocs.
Swing States Sway Campaign Media
In the final days of the race for president, seemingly nothing but the algebra of the electoral map appears to have staying power.
Liberal Democrats Top Conservative Republicans in Donations, Activism
With less than two weeks to go before Election Day, voters remain riveted to the presidential campaign. But liberal Democrats are engaging in far more activism than other partisan and ideological groups.
Canvassing Campaign Media: An Analysis of Time, Tone and Topics
Coverage of the presidential race has not so much cast Obama in a favorable light as it has portrayed McCain in a substantially negative one, according to a new study of the media.
Polls and Plumbers Drive Narrative
Campaign coverage increasingly focused on tactics — including McCain’s invocation of an Ohio plumber to represent the working man – as well as fights in battleground states and the parade of polls.
Doubts Grow About McCain’s Judgment, Age and Campaign
Obama is inspiring more confidence on several key issues, including Iraq and terrorism, than he did before the debates, and his margin over McCain as the candidate best able to improve economic conditions has grown.
Campaign Tactics and Tone Trump Economy in Media Narratives
For the first time in a month, the election generated more coverage than the financial crisis and almost one-third of that coverage was connected to the increasingly harsh tone of the campaign.
Did Campaign Coverage Move off the Economy? You Betcha!
Though the economic crisis dominated general news coverage, the vice presidential debate drove the campaign narrative as Sarah Palin received the most attention of the four candidates.