Is Murdoch manipulating the media via his ownership of The Post which recently endorsed Obama? Is this what’s next for the Wall Street Journal? As print media and traditional print media’s web sites get aggregated, the independent voice of the Internet will be more important.
Significance to our viewers: 1) This year’s election will have the most globalized coverage U.S. election in history, with unprecedented print and video coverage online. How will this impact our election process going forward? 2) Electronic fund raising meets electronic media. News, editorial opinion, pay per click information, and fundraising will converge in carefully segmented but unarguably integrated ways. 3) Start your own tally of WSJ Opinion posts and articles that endorse Obama vs. McCain. See if the scale is balanced.