Title

Are We Losing Policy Matters in Coverage of the Horse Race?

Department

Communication

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2004

Abstract

Examines whether policy issues are being ignored in the media coverage of the U.S. election as discussed at the Exploring the Fusion Power of Public and Participatory Journalism conference held in Toronto, Ontario in August 2004. Concerns of Jan Schaffer, former director of the Pew Center of Civic Journalism, on the impact of blogging on participatory journalism; Percentage of presidential campaign stories devoted to policy issues, according to the analysis of the periodical "Media Tenor"