Politics, Policy & Media campaigns, elections and communications

ArchiveAugust 2016

Roundup on politics, media & campaigning.


There’ve been a few articles that caught my eye lately, but these two stood out in the context of this blog. The always excellent Matt Taibbi had an excellent piece on the current status of the news media in light of the US Presidential elections. But young audiences in particular tend to be incredibly turned off by the media-as-cheerleaders model of reporting. News audiences among the...

Authenticity and Framing


This post about the repackaging of Hilary Clinton (in a manner similar to that of the sitcom character Leslie Knope) struck a cord with me; particularly in the context of authenticity and framing. She was preening and privileged, removed from the experience of normal people. She was too used to power and money to understand anyone but Washington insiders. She was so focused on her own career that...

Politics, Policy & Media campaigns, elections and communications