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Edwards on Politics
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Reporting election issues more important than the race

ANALYSIS: Election coverage can become poll-driven at the expense of informing voters.

NBR political editor Brent Edwards speaks with Jonathan Mitchell.

Brent Edwards Thu, 09 Mar 2023

It is early in election year but already worth considering whether news media will report the election as a race or a contest of ideas.

In the race scenario, much of the focus will be on which party or candidate is ahead and who is behind. Much of that can be driven by opinion polls, which provide

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