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Nevada TV Spending Spirals Higher

LAS VEGAS (AP) — It’s not an illusion — Nevada viewers really are seeing thousands of ads for attorney general.

The latest figures released Thursday by the Center for Public Integrity show that commercials in the race between Democrat Ross Miller and Republican Adam Laxalt have aired about 7,300 times. 80 more words


Spending on ballot initiatives hits $119 million

Spending on television commercials to influence ballot initiatives has hit $119 million, according to a new analysis by the Center for Public Integrity.

California is home to the most expensive ballot campaigns, the center’s reporting shows. 170 more words


Not Just Candidates Drawing Campaign Money

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Corporations and business interests are digging deep to fund a drive to defeat a Nevada ballot measure that would tax commerce to fund education in a state near the bottom nationwide in per-pupil spending. 112 more words


Spending on senate race soars ahead of Election Day

MICHIGAN – You simply can’t escape them, and with just two weeks left until Election Day, radio, television and even the roadways are flooded with political ads. 357 more words


New Report Highlights Flaws in Benefits System, Need for Legal Representation

Buzzfeed‘s Chris Hamby has a heartbreaking and infuriating story about Steve Day, a miner in West Virginia whose autopsy revealed severe, debilitating black lung disease, which should have allowed him to receive federal black lung benefits. 256 more words


BOOM (a comparative study in reporting)

*Note: another blog post brought you by graduate school! Too blessed to be stressed, everyone.

Take a look at two different articles on Texas’ natural gas boom, and chances are, you’ll be first be struck by the photographs. 741 more words


On the Importance of Framing

Last week my news reporting class discussed the difference sourcing and framing can make on a story. I find it doesn’t occur often to the people I know who aren’t in journalism school, but the sources, quotes and photos a journalists decides to use in a story can determine the nature of the story itself. 558 more words