"Trump is arguably the first bona fide media-created presidential nominee," the study said. "Although he subsequently tapped a political nerve, journalists fueled his launch."
News for the Newsless: Snapchat Seeks to Become the Anti-Twitter for the Young and the Underinformed
Two years ago, then-CNN reporter Peter Hamby lamented the negative effect he believed Twitter and other social media were having on presidential campaign coverage.
In the early 1990s the media identified an existential threat: violent crime. But violent crime was actually on the decline in the early '90s -- including a 4 percent drop from 1993 to '94. Thus journalistic malpractice led to policy malpractice, with consequences we continue to live with today.
John Henry's nearly 2,900-word message to readers of the Boston Globe could have been little more than an exercise in public relations. But Henry is also unexpectedly revealing about himself and how he intends to run the Globe.
But where was the media during Obama’s first term, given that the president authorized his first drone strike just days after
Barring more police crackdowns or other external shocks, the occupiers' numbers will remain small. But the new role being played by online media makes those small numbers on the ground just as vital as were the small numbers of Minutemen at Lexington and Concord.
Last week, New York Women In Communications presented The Spin Room: Gender, Politics & Media in the 2008 Election.