PublicationsApril 30, 2001

The First 100 Days

Media assessments of Bush in his first two months in office were strikingly positive when the subject was his character. When the subject turned to ideology, while coverage was more neutral than not, the tone became more negative.

PublicationsApril 30, 2001

The First 100 Days – Assessment of Clinton

Media assessments of Clinton in his early days were mostly neutral, but the only area in which positive assessments outweighed negative were over his character.

PublicationsMarch 15, 2001

Campaign 2000

How the press covered the campaign, from New Hampshire to the home stretch.

PublicationsJanuary 1, 2001

Campaign Lite

The first presidential election of the 21st century may go down in history as the moment when campaigning disappeared into private space. Eighty years ago, radio allowed people to hear candidates by their firesides for the first time. Thirty years later, television added pictures, which transform …