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from March Communications
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The 2016 presidential election has been chock full of firsts, with Hillary Clinton as the first woman, and Donald Trump as the first non-politician or military figure, ever to each be nominated by their respective political parties. It’s also a matchup between the oldest nominees in electoral history, and the first time the process has ever seen such a strong convergence of external threats, including hacks, foreign interference and fears of voter intimidation.
There have been plenty of firsts on the media front as well. At Pub Club and PRSA Boston’s recent panel, The 2016 Presidential Election: A Media Perspective
, I got to hear directly from local journalists about their experiences covering the 2016 campaign, and how process coverage this year has differed sharply from any previous elections.
Here were my three biggest takeaways from the night:
False Equivalence Comes into Play
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