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The election could be contested and last for weeks after Nov. 3. Here’s what experts think journalists should know.
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May 23, 2011, 3:30 p.m.

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The election could be contested and last for weeks after Nov. 3. Here’s what experts think journalists should know.
“Newsrooms need to prepare for a political environment in which mainstream political figures, most notably the President of the United States, are going to promote false and unsupported claims about the election. They need to prepare for that now.”
Fox News uses the word “hate” much, much more often than MSNBC or CNN
“Fox’s use of ‘hate’ really took off when Trump’s presidency began. Beginning in January 2017, the mean usage of ‘they hate’ on the network doubled.”
A new set of threats to the BBC — internal and external — challenges its role as anchor of U.K. media
The BBC functions as a heat sink for polarization — converting potentially dangerous energy into something the system can more easily deal with. A new group of broadcast competitors and its likely new set of bosses see it differently.