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Media Post-Mortems Ahead

  • Why it matters

    Why it matters

    Faith in the media remains at a historic low but if news organizations provide fair and factual coverage, people might trust it as a key resource.

  • Facts


    • Politico is a Washington-based news media outlet launched in 2007 by John Harris and Jim VandeHei.
    • Politico launched a Brussels-based European edition called Politico Europe in 2015.
    • Some media coverage of the U.S. election has been criticized as being biased, celebrity-focused or unfair to the candidates.
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Focus on the media. Source: AP

It’s never too soon to look to the next story. With the 2016 election mercifully almost over, Kristin Roberts of Politico says the big story of 2017 will be an ongoing identity crisis in both the Republican and Democratic parties.

Ms. Roberts, a Reuters veteran with a background in war and security reporting, currently heads up campaign coverage at the Washington-based news website. She told a team of journalists from Handelsblatt Global that while the Republican crisis might be more obvious, both parties will be interesting to watch.

No doubt the media and its role will also remain in the spotlight. Politico’s co-founder and chief editor John Harris, Ms. Roberts, and political reporter Steven Shepherd walked us through the highs and lows of this extraordinary election campaign during a visit to the media outlet’s offices in Virginia.

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