Thomas E. Patterson


News coverage of the 2016 general election: how the press failed the voters

This report from Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy analyzes news coverage during the 2016 general election, and concludes that both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump received coverage that was overwhelmingly negative in tone and extremely light on policy. The...

Creative destruction: an exploratory look at news on the internet

This report attempts to gauge the future of news in America through an examination of trends in internet-based news traffic. It suggests that the internet is redistributing the news audience in a way that is benefiting some news organizations while harming others.