How do the media cover political campaigns?

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One way to look at answering this question is to realize that different forms of media cover issues in different ways. These days, most media have an electronic or digital component; even print newspapers and magazines tend to have websites that are accessible 24 hours a day. There are television news networks such as CNN, MSNBC and FOX News that run news basically around the clock, and in the event of a breaking story, will pre-empt other programs to cover news, including news related to political campaigns. Most of these news networks feature intensive analysis of political news as well, with some programs devoted to this. Major networks such as ABC, NBC, CBS and PBS also have news programs that cover political news, including they rightly news broadcasts, morning talk shows that feature news (such as The Today Show), and evening documentary programs covering in-depth news stories (such as ABC's 20/20, or CBS' 60 Minutes ). There are also radio networks that provide news coverage and...

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