Political reporting

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Report

The perils of pre-election polling: is the 2020 election much closer than the polls suggest?

This analysis should not be construed as finding Donald Trump cannot win the 2020 election. Instead, the goal has been to put the 2020 polls suggesting Trump is likely to lose in some context, with reference to poll errors observed in swing states in recent...
Discussion paper

Discussion paper: Disclosure standards for election and political polling in Australia

This is an initial discussion paper issued by the Inquiry Panel formed by the Association of Market and Social Research Organisations (AMSRO) in collaboration with the Statistical Society of Australia (SSA), to review the performance of the opinion polls at the 2019 Australian federal election.
Annual Report

Digital Democracy Project: Research memo #3 - Polarization and its Discontents

This is the third report from the Digital Democracy Project, a partnership between the Public Policy Forum and the Max Bell School of Public Policy at McGill University. This report explores the level of polarization in Canada across different media platforms.
Journal article

Political journalists and their social media audiences: new power relations

This article pursues a cross-national comparison of interactions between political journalists and their audiences on Twitter in Germany and Australia, documenting how the differences in the status of Twitter in each country’s media environment manifest in activities and network interactions.
Report

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...