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

Jan 11, 2019

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