These replies suggest that, though the coverage doesn’t yet show it, Buckeye State journalists are well aware of the changing ways in which campaigns are being conducted. To grab onto that shifting story—and to help voters understand the whole picture, as social media political strategies will continue to evolve and multiply—may mean dealing with some hard decisions about how to use limited resources, and passing on some traditional coverage events like all those campaign visits.
For sure, interest is there. Tom Troy, political reporter for The Blade, sent this note back when asked about the lack of deeper coverage of the social campaign: “Good question, maybe I should look into it.”
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