"Binders full of Tweets:" Twitter, gender and the 2012 elections
Rachel Reis Mourao, M.A.
#Elections2012 and “women’s issues”
1. In 2012, policies labeled “women’s issues” became
central to the electoral process.
2. The “horse race” political coverage in the United States
Campaign reporters focus on reproducing the assertions put forward by the
candidates rather than investigation, contextualization, and interpretation (Pew
Research Center, 2012)
3. Twitter: widely used by reporters in 2012 to cover the
Did the rise of Twitter affect the way political journalists
cover gender during elections?
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