So voting is today in the big election. Having not finalized who I’m going to vote for, I decide to head to the media websites to find their analyses of the parties’ platforms.
Unfortunately, this is nowhere to be found.
The newspapers have actually increased coverage of this election. Every day there are pages and pages of original reporting, combined with the kind of web coverage we’ve never seen before. There are profiles of the party leaders, endless stories about poll results and missteps, riding profiles, behind-the-scenes videos, election blogs, galleries of editorial cartoons, discussion of whether “election” should be pluralized, even analyses of media coverage.
But not a single website I visited had issues analysis or party platforms in some obvious place.