Category: College of Communication

Coverage of the 2016 Presidential Campaign: Cloudy Crystal Balls, Too Much Horse Race and Losing Touch With the Electorate

News Literacy Project Elizabeth Mehren, College of Communication On May 13, Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank reported that he had performed the ultimate journalistic mea culpa… Expert quote: “They surround themselves with people very much like themselves. Washington is a tribal place. They socialize with their sources and soon enough it becomes an easy habit […]

Warren campaign stop sets VP speculation on fire

Sinclair Broadcast Group John Carroll, College of Communication Elizabeth Warren’s campaign stop with Hillary Clinton has set the speculation over the 2016 vice presidential candidates ablaze as pundits and the media spin themselves into a frenzy over who the presumed nominees will pick to run beside them… Expert quote: “This is the period where the […]

Media Experts Rip CNN For “Profoundly Disturbing” Lewandowski Hiring

Media Matters for America Tom Fiedler, College of Communication Veteran journalists and media ethicists are slamming CNN for hiring former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski as a paid contributor, saying his hostile treatment of the press and the lack of clarity over whether he signed a nondisparagement agreement with the campaign make his hiring a “new high of […]

Little reality in Trump TV: Experts say the GOP front-runner’s reported desire to start a network is a pipedream

Salon John Carroll, College of Communication Donald Trump’s domination of television news coverage is among the most remarkable storylines of the 2016 election… Expert quote: “This is an indication of a shift in Trump’s relationship with the mainstream news media. He’s not getting the free ride that he got for a while.” View full article

Donald Trump and his uneasy relationship with the teleprompter

The Globe and Mail Tammy Vigil, College of Communication In the Donald Trump world view there are two kinds of politicians – those who use teleprompters to deliver a speech and those who use memory, smarts and charisma to connect with audiences… Expert quote: “He tried early on, at least in the primaries, to make the […]