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Connections: Should journalists change the way they cover political campaigns?

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NYU journalism professor Jay Rosen is challenging journalists to change the way they cover political campaigns. Rosen writes that voters care about actual issues that impact their lives; meanwhile, he sees journalists becoming addicted to polls – who's up, who's down, the so-called "horse race." Rosen wants reporters to essentially abandon polling coverage, and to stop analyzing whether something someone said could impact so-and-so's campaign.

Our guests discuss it:

  • Jeremy Moule, staff writer for City Newspaper
  • Tianna Manon, editor-in-chief of Open Mic Rochester, and freelance reporter for WXXI News
  • Adam Chodak, anchor and managing editor for WROC-TV
Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.