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zeynep tufekci 26 Nov 16
Where was all this "deep-dive" before the election—even as these outlets spent so much time on trivia in Wikileaks hacks & other innuendo?
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zeynep tufekci 26 Nov 16
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Only 65 pre-election stories for Trump and "Conflict of Interest" from WaPo, NYT & Politico. (Some are debate transcripts or about Clinton).
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zeynep tufekci 26 Nov 16
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Same time period (July 1st to November 8th), 369 stories on Clinton's email server on WaPo, NYT & Politico. (Plus 591 blog entries).
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zeynep tufekci
Pre-election from NYT, WaPo & Politico: Clinton email server (first) outnumbered Trump conflict-of-interest stories five to one:1372 vs 279.
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zeynep tufekci 27 Nov 16
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True. Also "data journalism" that acted like clickbait—constant updates, faux precision, key details in footnotes.
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zeynep tufekci 27 Nov 16
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That's right. It also helped media approach Trump as a negligible chance; which one should never do with nominees.
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zeynep tufekci 26 Nov 16
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I want to say there was great reporting & relentless journalists who did great work on both candidates. It was a minority of news coverage.
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zeynep tufekci 26 Nov 16
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To be super clear: I'm not saying press should have gone easy on Clinton. They should have focused on crucial issues for both candidates.
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Scott Klein 26 Nov 16
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What’s the link to white people without a college degree? I don’t think they are the core readership of any of these sites.
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zeynep tufekci 26 Nov 16
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These outlets shape national coverage. They are read by voters. Reluctant voters. Voters deciding to volunteer. Whether to vote.
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zeynep tufekci 27 Nov 16
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No, if you don't support journalism—while pushing it to do better—we will be left with even worse circumstances.
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zeynep tufekci 27 Nov 16
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Yes. I get the frustration. But we must make journalism accountable to readers, not ads or clicks. Subscribe & push.
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zeynep tufekci 26 Nov 16
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Because we do need good journalism; if we kill it because of its failings, we have even less. Sub to local news too.
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Lee M. Williams 26 Nov 16
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I think there is something we have to deal with in terms of people not reading any more. It's a big deal.
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