Impacts of Common Story Frames
Early in the 2000 presidential campaign the most of the stories done were about impacts on the candidates themselves rather than citizens or interest groups.
Triggers for Early Campaign Coverage
Early in the 2000 presidential campaign the primary trigger for stories about the election was the press itself.
In the Public Interest?
The news media offered the American public a fine education in campaign tactics but told them little about matters that actually will affect them as citizens in the weeks leading up to the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary.