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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.
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.
“Journalists have to consider how American politics has changed since modern journalism first formulated the conventions and norms for covering politics.”
“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.” John Keane
Technology is aiding reporting at both the high and the low ends of the business.
The newspaper wanted to show the American election through Canadian eyes. Here’s what they learned along the way.
Nate Silver’s number-crunching blog is perceived as a threat by some traditional political reporters — but its model has lessons for all journalists.
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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