News Coverage of the 2016 Presidential Primaries: Horse Race Reporting Has Consequences
31 Pages Posted: 14 Dec 2016
Date Written: July 1, 2016
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.
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