National Press Club

Analyzing Political Commentary's Impact On Elections, Public Opinion And Journalism

August 29, 2016

Analyzing Political Commentary's Impact On Elections, Public Opinion And Journalism

NPC member Shannon Fisher talks to Bloomberg News Washington Bureau Chief Megan Murphy about the unique role of political commentary in elections. Murphy analyzes commentary in American politics, particularly as it relates to the 2016 presidential election. She delineates the fine line between commentary and news reporting. News consumers often have difficulty discerning between the two in the modern media landscape where everyone has a platform. This Update-1 podcast explores the impact political commentary can have on public opinion, as well as its potential to affect the field of journalism.

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