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28th
MAR

Ten lessons

Posted by padams under Election 2011, Media Commentary

Paul Adams

Susan Delacourt has learned ten lessons from a mere eight election campaigns!

I especially like #4: Reporters will make “fit to govern” judgments based on how well the tour buses perform ┬áin the area of feeding and accommodating the media. Campaign buses that get lost or break down or fail to provide three square meals a day to reporters will be pronounced abject failures at political leadership/competence.

Paul Adams is an associate professor in the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton. He is a former Parliament Hill reporter and worked in the polling industry. You can follow him on Twitter @padams29