How horse race journalism changed modern elections Michael Galley examines the concept of Horse Race Journalism and how this affects modern election coverage. Throughout the presidential election, US election coverage has been targeted towards answering one question in particular: ‘Who’s going to win?’ That journalists are fascinated with predicting the election’s outcome is hardly surprising, […]
Trump’s war on the US Postal Service
Thomas Sloman discusses Trump’s recent conflict with the US postal service and claims about the fraudulence of mail-in-voting for the upcoming US election.
Protestors take to Bedford Square to dennounce Trump
Dozens gathered in Bedford Square on Tuesday night to protest against US president-elect Donald Trump. The protest denounced Trump’s intolerant and divisive rhetoric, as well as policies he shares with VP-elect Mike Pence that would negatively impact poor and minority communities. Katja Frisinger, an American citizen and member of the LGBT community, said that although […]
Trump’s Won It
Donald J. Trump is now the President Elect of the United States of America, having secured 276 electoral votes to Hillary Clinton’s 218. He will be the 45th President of the United States. Very few expected this result. The national polls put Clinton comfortably ahead of Trump. Clinton was meant to win in swing states […]
US Election Focus: What’s been overlooked?
The environment, gun laws and education are three of the key areas identified by University of Exeter students as being overlooked in this year’s US Election campaign. Upon closer examination, the direction of the campaign, in terms of its focus, has been largely dictated by Trump. Of those that responded to an XMedia survey on […]