The Big Mistake [News Coverage of Election 2000]

A 2001 article from the Columbia Journalism Review… blogging it because one of my journalism courses this fall will focus on election coverage. What’s sure is that TV’s election night practices are in for significant reupholstery well before the 2002 races. Several networks promise they’ll project winners in the future only when all polls have closed in a state, not just a majority of them. ABC intends to advise viewers…