Panelists are: Daniel Grano, assistant professor of communication studies at UNC Charlotte; Jim Morrill, political writer at The Charlotte Observer; Jeff Sonier, television journalist and political reporter.
Topics and questions to be discussed include:
- How can the media go beyond 'sound bite' journalism and 'horse race' reporting of the latest poll results to help voters better understand the issues and where the candidates stand?
- Are the local media doing a good job of covering the NC races for governor, U.S. Senate and congressional contests?
- How can voters balance what they see and hear through political coverage, with the messages they encounter through campaign advertising? Do the media overemphasize candidates' race, gender, religion?
- What should be the media's role in encouraging voter turnout?
- Should newspapers still endorse candidates?
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