Kathryn Watson | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau
ALEXANDRIA—Newspaper editorial endorsements — like traditional media as a whole — aren’t as influential in major elections as they once were, say two Washington and New York media scholars.
There’s no single explanation. But the decline of print, the proliferation of information available online, a growing skepticism of the powerful press and [...]
By Marianela Toledo | Florida Watchdog
MIAMI — In the past year, media has experienced tremendous growth in South Florida. In 2011, CNN Español moved part of its studios from Atlanta to Miami. SoiTV also launched in Miami, highlighting social media channels like Facebook and Twitter.
In 2012 the local America Teve Fox launched its national affiliate, and [...]
By Ben DeGrow | Special to Colorado Watchdog
The perks afforded government employee unions merit some careful reconsideration, especially when they come back to influence elections.
Colorado Media Trackers broke down the campaign giving of Colorado Workers for Innovations and New Solutions, or WINS, the relatively new state employees union created through a partnership of three national [...]
By Kevin Binversie | Wisconsin Reporter
Like kids in a classroom, American governors get grades. They get a grade of pass or fail on Election Day. They get rated by the media. And they are constantly appraised by such third-party groups as the Cato Institute.
This year, Cato gave Wisconsin’s Gov. Scott Walker a “B.”
A Washington, DC-based, [...]