News Coverage of the 2016 Presidential Primaries: Horse Race Reporting Has Consequences

31 Pages Posted: 14 Dec 2016

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Thomas E. Patterson

Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)

Date Written: July 1, 2016

Abstract

How did the news media cover the 2016 presidential primaries and how did it affect the candidates’ chances? These questions will be examined through a look at the election reporting between January 1 and June 7 (the date of the final state contests) in eight major news outlets — CBS, Fox, the Los Angeles Times, NBC, The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.

Suggested Citation

Patterson, Thomas E., News Coverage of the 2016 Presidential Primaries: Horse Race Reporting Has Consequences (July 1, 2016). HKS Working Paper No. 16-050. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2884834

Thomas E. Patterson (Contact Author)

Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) ( email )

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