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In Campaigning Is TV Reality?

Saturday, January 31st, 2004

(I owe Jeff Jarvis an apology for my snide remark below about his business is media and mine is journalism. I explain that more fully in a comment post at his site under the post The Scream Redux.)
It seems that Jeff Jarvis and I are having a war (of words) over TV [...]

Different Reality than TV

Saturday, January 31st, 2004

A longtime friend of mine Dick Olson, who lives in New Hampshire, took time to hear candidates Kerry, Dean, Edwards and Clark live. He wrote a little synopsis of each for his friends. The line that struck me most was:
They’re far different “In Person” than they appear on TV.
So how do we help get across [...]

More Candidate Match Quizzes

Friday, January 30th, 2004, sometime today, also posted a list of candidate match sites.
I know producing these online interactive tools takes time to do. So I was wondering, why doesn’t someone start a syndication service that produces quizzes, matches and other interactive pieces that other companies can pick up for a fee. Any company that pays [...]

Which Candidate Matches Your Views?

Friday, January 30th, 2004

Here are examples of how two regional news organizations covering the Presidential Campaign are getting interactive with their reading and broadcast audiences.
In each, audience members select statements that match their opinions. Then they submit their choices and immediately learn which candidates have views closest to their own.
Here is what Minnesota Public Radio is doing.
(I [...]

How Media Objectivity Affects Political Discourse

Thursday, January 29th, 2004

Michael Schudson, communication scholar at University of California-San Diego and author of , The Sociology of News, and Jay Rosen, journalism department chair at New York University, discuss “How does media objectivity affect political discourse in America?” on WBEZ public radio in Chicago. Click here to listen.