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Searching for a better way to cover a campaign

Did Twitter Kill the Boys on the Bus? Searching for a better way to cover a campaign. By Peter Hamby, Shorenstein Center Fellow, Spring 2013. CNN Political Reporter.Research Assistant: Karly Schledwitz. Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy Discussion Paper Series #D-80, September 2013.

“This paper will examine the merits of being a reporter “on the bus” during a presidential campaign, at a time when Twitter and other web-driven developments in the media have broken down walls between the political press and the public. A political junkie can follow a campaign minute-by-minute with Twitter, watch it via live-streamed campaign events, or read about it on a growing number of niche news outlets devoted to covering even the most incremental developments in politics.”

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