November 18, 2008

The Post-Election News Flash

Several election stories surfaced after the votes were counted, thanks to confidentiality agreements between reporters and campaigns. But does a journalist have an obligation to report newsworthy information promptly?

Adam Conner-Simons

After months upon months of round-the-clock media coverage leading up to the presidential election, you might think that everything that needed to be said about the candidates had been revealed. And yet, in the days after the election, a torrent of information was disclosed to the public. A lot of that information came from Newsweek. As part of a tradition stemming back to the 1984 elections, the magazine published a seven-part, 50,000-word article—the culmination of nearly two years of behind-the-scenes coverage of the candidates.

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