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Election Coverage

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This refers to coverage of elections that avoid concrete policy discussion and differences between the candidates and instead focuses on who's leading in the polls and who is likely to win.

For example, in the 2016 Republican primary, the media has focused on Donald Trump's strong lead, who is rising to challenge him for the nomination, and whose numbers are plummeting, rather than actually focusing on issues or policy stances of the crowded field of candidates.

A

Horse Race Journalism

B

Priming

C

Framing

D

Slant

E

Filtering