Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I just got this response from the Denver Post Political Editor, Curtis Hubbard:

Thanks for the note.
We published a story on the caucus deadline in Monday's paper and online at denverpost.com under the assumption that it would give people two day's notice to change their affiliations if they wanted to participate.
I haven't checked other media outlets, but I would venture to guess that we were alone among major news outlets in doing original reporting on the topic.
OK. That is true. The Post did more than the competition in the local Denver market. The AP is slow reporting the story (their brief item on the deadline was sent out at 3:45 a.m. this morning with no real details.)

But that doesn't mean the lack of coverage isn't a problem.

Looking at it from the media's side, what did the Democrats and Republicans and the Secretary of State do to try and get the story covered?
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