Editor-in-Chief Celine Castronuovo, Podcast Director Michael Kohler, Editor-at-large Rob Cline and politics writer James Smathers relaunch The MediaPod series by discussing the media’s role in the impeachment process, the social media platform political ad wars, billionaires in the 2020 news cycle, and press freedom during recent military
The Trump campaign has spent more than $27 million on digital advertising this cycle, outspending the four leading Democratic contenders combined. On Facebook alone, the Trump campaign has spent $21 million, focusing ads on impeachment and socialism.
In light of leading Democratic candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren’s proposals to raise taxes on the wealthy, the media has given billionaires an outsized voice in the discussion, leaving out average Americans who would stand to benefit from the policies.
Joe Biden’s presidential campaign renewed its public feud with The New York Times on Wednesday in protest of its coverage of the Ukraine scandal. In a letter sent to Executive Editor Dean Baquet, Biden’s deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield blasted The Times for lending legitimacy
Emulating McCain’s Straight Talk Express, Buttigieg Gives Reporters Complete Access During Iowa Bus Tour
As part of his media strategy, presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg extended full access to reporters during a recent bus tour of eastern Iowa. Modeled off of Senator John McCain’s Straight Talk Express during the 2000 presidential election, Buttigieg’s bus tour gave reporters the opportunity to ask him questions on a variety of topics.
On August 12th, Vermont Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders entered into a public argument with the Washington Post after alleging that the newspaper has a bias against him. The bias, Sanders claimed, is a result of his attacks on Jeff Bezos, the billionaire owner
Twenty Democratic presidential candidates took the stage in Detroit, Michigan for two nights of debates last week that were criticized for encouraging conflict instead of examining substantive policy issues. CNN, the host and broadcaster of the debates, opened the show with a 3-minute introduction featuring
As Democratic presidential candidates vie to maximize their media coverage, the question of whether candidates should hold a Fox News town hall has become a litmus test on the campaign trail. The most prominent candidate who has refused to participate is Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who
Fox News, MSNBC, and CNN collectively broadcast the content most Americans use to guide their understanding of current events. However, these networks are gaining a reputation for content that suggests bias for the corporate and personal interests of their parent organizations. As a result, media
Media coverage of House Resolution 109 wrongly focuses on mocking its ideas and proponents rather than fostering a balanced policy debate. Criticism centers on the vague yet ambitious policy aims. Many observers question the budget impact of the resolution, though such concerns often ring hollow.