Sunday, September 2, 2012

Political campaign reporters are behind the curve

Sasha Issenberg analyzes in The New York Times how technology out distances reporters  covering political campaigns. Excerpt:

"Over the last decade, almost entirely out of view, campaigns have modernized their techniques in such a way that nearly every member of the political press now lacks the specialized expertise to interpret what’s going on. Campaign professionals have developed a new conceptual framework for understanding what moves votes. It’s as if restaurant critics remained oblivious to a generation’s worth of new chefs’ tools and techniques and persisted in describing every dish that came out of the kitchen as either 'grilled' or 'broiled.'”

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