Candidates' Successes, Slumps in Polls Often Echoed by Media Coverage

Publication: The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer


10/23/2008 - In a campaign that's generated enormous interest and seemingly more coverage than a 24-hour day would allow, are there consistent trends or themes in the reporting? A new study, "Winning the Media Campaign," from the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism offers some

Jim Lehrer talks to Mark Jurkowitz, associate director of the Project for Excellence in Journalism and a former media reporter for the Boston GlobeCallie Crossley, program manager at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard and a contributor to WGBH Boston's media program, "Beat the Press"; and Robin Abcarian, who has been on the campaign trail with the candidates as a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times.

Read the transcript or watch the video Candidates' Successes, Slumps in Polls Often Echoed by Media Coverage on the NewsHour's Web site.

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