To say that this year’s presidential election was unpredictable would be a gross understatement. With all eyes on Florida’s 29 electoral votes, the largest among the battleground states, reporters flocked to the I-4 corridor trying to gauge the populace’s pulse so they could report on the ever-shifting electoral trends.
Chief Judge Frederick Lauten sat down with Kerry Sanders, a Peabody Journalism and Emmy Award winner, to discuss the media’s role during this past election cycle. Kerry shares some interesting takeaways from this election, including how reporters’ coverage of unreliable polls continue to shape the public’s opinion of the media. The veteran reporter also provides an insider’s perspective on the delicate relationship between the media and the candidates.