Nick Corasaniti

In New York, Bringing Broadband to Everyone by 2018

Location:
New York City Hall, City Hall Park, New York, NY, 10007, United States

The dairy farmer in Halcott (NY), a town about 140 miles north of New York City, was one of the first beneficiaries of an ambitious initiative to extend broadband to every household in the state by 2018 — no matter how rural or far-flung the address — which would make New York the first state to reach that high-speed internet milestone.

Partisan Crowds at Trump Rallies Menace and Frighten News Media

Location:
USA, United States
Recommendation:
3

Donald Trump’s efforts to discredit news media organizations, painting them as part of a broad conspiracy with the Hillary Clinton campaign, have reached an intensity never before seen from a presidential candidate — so much so that the Committee to Protect Journalists, or CPJ, a nonprofit group often focused on defending press freedoms in war-torn and totalitarian countries, made a rare statement regarding the American elections.

For Facebook and Conservatives, a Collegial Meeting in Silicon Valley

Location:
Facebook (new HQ), 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, United States
Recommendation:
2

After more than a week of controversy over allegations that Facebook displays a liberal media bias, a group of 16 Republican pundits and politicians met with the social network’s chief, Mark Zuckerberg, its chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, and other top executives. The tête-à-tête at Facebook’s headquarters was an attempt by the company to mend fences with conservatives — and, by most accounts, it was a step in the right direction.

Univision Aims to Make Hispanic Voting Bloc Even More Formidable

Location:
Univision Communications, 605 Third Avenue, New York, NY, 10158, United States
Recommendation:
2

Univision, including its top-rated Spanish-language network and many subsidiaries, is making an ambitious nationwide effort aimed at registering about three million new Latino voters in 2016, roughly the same number who have come of voting age since 2012.

Donald Trump, in Feud With Fox News, Shuns Debate

Location:
IA, United States

Donald Trump and Fox News, the candidate who has reordered the Republican presidential race and the cable network of choice for many of the party’s voters, stared each other down over his demand that the news anchor Megyn Kelly be dumped from moderating a debate, the last before Iowa’s caucuses. The network did not blink. So Trump walked.

Ad Wars of 2016 Campaign Erupt in a Changing TV Arena

Location:
USA, United States
Recommendation:
2

The ad wars of the 2016 election are at hand.

As TV Ad Rates Soar, ‘Super PACs’ Pivot to Core Campaign Work

Location:
USA, United States
Recommendation:
3

Soaring advertising costs in early primary states are compelling major “super PACs” to realign their tactics, de-emphasizing costly broadcast commercials in favor of the kind of nuts-and-bolts work that presidential candidates used to handle themselves.

Campaigns Turn to a Cheaper Medium to Get Voters’ Ears: Radio

Location:
USA, United States
Recommendation:
2

The sprawling Republican primary field naturally has a lot to do with it, but campaign commercials on radio appear to be having a moment: Political advertising on iHeartMedia, one of the biggest radio conglomerates in the country, with 858 stations in more than 150 markets, was already up 30 percent for the fourth quarter over the same period in 2011, the company said.

Legion of Tech Volunteers Lead a Charge for Bernie Sanders

Location:
USA, United States
Recommendation:
2

Dawn crept into Daniela Perdomo’s Brooklyn apartment, her bleary eyes still focused on her bright computer screen. The all-night sessions were devoted to the Aug. 12 unveiling of FeeltheBern.org -- a website they created to explain Bernie Sanders’s positions on issues in the 2016 presidential campaign.

Texting Comes of Age as a Political Messenger

Location:
USA, United States
Recommendation:
2

The killer app for the 2016 presidential campaign is not an app at all. It is not even new. Texting — that 1990s-vintage technology — has suddenly become a go-to vehicle for presidential campaigns when they need to get a message out as widely and quickly as possible, and with confidence that it will be read.

Casting Early Presidential Vote Through Facebook by Clicking ‘Unfollow’

Location:
USA, United States
Recommendation:
2

With the presidential race heating up, a torrent of politically charged commentary has flooded Facebook, the world’s largest social networking site, with some users deploying their “unfollow” buttons like a television remote to silence distasteful political views.