Elections and Media

A look at the various media used to reach and inform voters during elections -- as well as the impact of new media and media ownership on elections.

Code of practice against disinformation: Commission welcomes the commitment of online platforms ahead of the European elections

The European Commission published the latest reports by Facebook, Google and Twitter covering the progress made in March 2019 to fight disinformation.

Reading between the redacted lines

The redacted Mueller report highlighted, at least from a tech perspective, much of what we’d already known since the indictments were first announced, including of course the top-line takeaway that Russia indeed sought to use Facebook and Twitter,

Through email leaks and propaganda, Russians sought to elect Trump, Mueller finds

In what will stand as among the most definitive public accounts of the Kremlin’s attack on the American political system, the report of special counsel Robert S.

Trump's 2020 plan: Target seniors on Facebook

The Trump campaign is spending nearly half (44%) of its Facebook ad budget to target users who are over 65 years old, as opposed to Democratic candidates who are only spending 27% of their budget on that demographic. Other data points pulled from

Pete Buttigieg Revived South Bend With Tech. Up Next: America

Pete Buttigieg brought data, flow charts, and McKinsey-esque analysis to South Bend (IN) government—as well as a bit of philosophical humanism.

Rep. Nunes suses newspaper chain, alleges 'character assassination'

Rep Devin Nunes (R-CA) filed a $150 million lawsuit against the McClatchy Company, alleging "character assassination" by the newspaper chain, which owns The Fresno Bee in his home state.

Sponsor: 

University of Chicago Institute of Politics and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard

Date: 
Thu, 04/11/2019 - 08:00 to Fri, 04/12/2019 - 14:30

The conference will focus on key elements of the upcoming presidential race, while examining how a more forward-looking, responsive type of coverage can better serve voters and adapt to fast-changing narratives. Above all else, the conference strives to be as useful for reporters as possible, equipping them with practical tools and tips to cover the campaign ahead.



How Rupert Murdoch's Empire of Influence Remade the World

Few private citizens have ever been more central to the state of world affairs than Rupert Murdoch. As the head of a sprawling global media empire, he commanded multiple television networks, a global news service, a major publishing house and a Ho

Why Losing Our Newspapers Is Breaking Our Politics

There are no doubt many reasons for the rise of partisanship, but our research, using voting data from across the country over a four year period, recently uncovered an important one: the loss of local newspapers.

The Internet needs new rules. Let’s start in these four areas.

I believe we need a more active role for governments and regulators.