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Articles tagged political reporting (61)

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Suzanne Franks    November 13, 2013
An analysis from City University London confirms that women are poorly represented among British bylines, particularly in coverage of politics and sports and in commentary.
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Herbert J. Gans    April 29, 2013
Sociologist Herbert Gans says the news media should do a better job noting that “polls are answers to questions rather than opinions,” and that not all opinions have the same intensity — or the same impact.
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Herbert J. Gans    February 1, 2013
“Journalists have to consider how American politics has changed since modern journalism first formulated the conventions and norms for covering politics.”
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John Keane    November 29, 2012
“The new muckraking isn’t the effect of new media alone…Yet buried within the infrastructures of communicative abundance are technical features that enable muckrakers to do their work of publicly scrutinising power, much more efficiently and effectively than at any moment in the history of democracy.”
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Ken Doctor    November 29, 2012
Technology is aiding reporting at both the high and the low ends of the business.
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Chris Hannay    November 20, 2012
The newspaper wanted to show the American election through Canadian eyes. Here’s what they learned along the way.
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Jonathan Stray    October 31, 2012
Nate Silver’s number-crunching blog is perceived as a threat by some traditional political reporters — but its model has lessons for all journalists.
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Adrienne LaFrance    September 18, 2012
After a decade with NPR, Seabrook wants to get beyond process to cover policy and the structures that determine how Congress works.
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Andrew Phelps    August 21, 2012
As Bill Adair’s fact-checking enterprise turns five, PolitiFact is responding to criticism and adding a little structure to how it decides what’s True, Pants on Fire, or somewhere in between.
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Justin Ellis    July 26, 2012
Ben Smith wants to increase the impact of breaking news and decrease the echo from redundant reporting.
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The news outlet’s first API offers up poll results as well as detailed methodology data.
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The news app allows readers to visualize and dive into the issues that were big at the state capitol.
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Adrienne LaFrance    May 16, 2012
MTV, the Knight Foundation, and a collection of news organizations are teaming up to produce a fantasy-football-style election game.
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Antonio Jiménez    May 15, 2012
Founder Josh Feit says the operation could never gain the business-side momentum needed to turn the local politics site into a sustainable organization.