Exploring the Jewish community press’ election coverage


Huffington Post’s Tom Edsall, Commentary’s Jennifer Rubin, Politico’s Ben Smith, The Chicago Sun Times’ Lynn Sweet & MSNBC’s Matt Berger participate in the AJPA 2008 Annual Conference, June 24, 2008. Photo by Daniel Sieradski.

Earlier today, JTA editor-in-chief Ami Eden moderated a panel on election coverage at the American Jewish Press Association‘s 2008 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.. The panel featured the Huffington Post’s Tom Edsall, Commentary’s Jennifer Rubin, Politico’s Ben Smith, the Chicago Sun Times’ Lynn Sweet and MSNBC’s Matt Berger, each of whom offered valuable insight into campaign coverage as it’s been handled by the Jewish press, how the Jewish press can improve its coverage, as well as how the mainstream American press has presented the Jewish community’s politics in this election cycle.

The full audio of the panel discussion is available below.

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