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Election 2012

Stories in Media Coverage Patterns

Social Media & Debates

October 1, 2012

As the millennial generation becomes old enough to vote, we should expect to see the impact of the TV debate change in significant ways.

Twitter Nation

September 7, 2012

In 2012, Twitter has a force that it didn’t have during the 2008 election. What is its impact on political discourse, and does it motivate voters?

Convention Bounce

September 7, 2012

After the conventions, polling bounce for Romney and Obama is negligible. Are bounces declining, and do they even matter by November?

Brown Tax Initiative

May 30, 2012

Voter support for Gov. Brown’s tax initiative is slipping, as California budget shortfall grows. But most voters favor his plan to reduce state worker hours.

Reactions: New Hampshire Primary

January 13, 2012

USC’s Dan Schnur and Christian Grose analyze the results and look to South Carolina. Grose thinks new Republican primary rules could extend the battle.

Islamophobia and the Media

September 17, 2010

An irrational fear and hatred of Muslims is spreading through the American body politic, writes USC’s Diane Winston.
And rather than working to dispel this prejudice, many mainstream news
outlets are feeding the maelstrom of misinformation. A look at what journalists ought to be doing instead.

Tech Tastes

June 18, 2010

Despite convergences in TV, computer and phone, consumers still want multiple devices, says David Wertheimer, USC Entertainment Technology Center.

Dancing with Disaster

May 21, 2010

In the last 20 years the burden of risk shifted
to individuals, leaving us more vulnerable to calamities, finds a new book from USC’s Andrew Lakoff.

Local News Too Fluffy

March 19, 2010

A new USC Annenberg School study finds that TV newscasts in Los Angeles cover crime, sports and trivia at the expense of local government.

Press in Distress

February 19, 2010

A USC report shows that government support for the news media, long a tradition in the United States, has declined with the press’ fortunes.

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