Actual horse racing journalists on political ‘horse race journalism’

Black and white image labeled "Lawn, Belmont" showing a fence and hedge in the foreground, men wearing dress staw hats standing around, horse track stands behind them topped with flags

A Poynter story takes a step back and considers the term used negatively to describe play-by-play style coverage of political campaigns and elections: how the comparison does and does not fit—and what it can reveal

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Chicago Reader, my former colleagues, and I won the 2023 AAN Award for Special Section

The Association of Alternative Newsmedia (AAN) held its 2023 AAN Journalism Awards ceremony and announced first-place winners this past Friday, July 21, 2023, at The Rose Room in Dallas, Texas, during the 2023 TexAAN AAN Convention. The Chicago Reader, Seven Days (Vermont), and Willamette Week (Portland) led with four first-place wins each. I was especially … Read more