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Scripted News

Blogging the Democratic Convention. Jay Rosen’s got a big, long (good) thinkpiece on Convention Coverage. Long story short: Phase 1: real stuff used to happen at those conventions (fights! real decisions! real debate!), journalists were there to cover it and report the news. Phase 2: Conventions became scripted media events, gearing everything toward the prime-time […]

Well, I’ve heard of press pools, but this is nothing like *that*

Some press about a pool.. [via Susan Mernit]]