Expectations and elections: How television defines campaign news

@inproceedings{Craig2000ExpectationsAE,
  title={Expectations and elections: How television defines campaign news},
  author={Richard Craig},
  year={2000}
}
This article examines changes in the structure of presidential campaign coverage brought about by the recent proliferation of polls. It argues that with the combination of heightened day‐to‐day coverage of campaigns and the newfound omnipresence of poll data, campaign coverage has become a day‐to‐day series of contests. Candidates are portrayed as succeeding or failing each day to meet “expectations"‐unwritten notions of what a candidate at a given poll standing should do on the campaign trail… CONTINUE READING