Podcast: Breaking down coverage of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s victory


On this episode of The Kicker, Pete and Nausicaa talk about coverage of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s surprise primary victory and how certain media outlets missed the story. Then, we dive into the idea of “civility” in journalism, and the continued debate over coverage of Trump voters. Finally, we discuss Sarah Sanders’s continued from the White House Briefing Room. Is the daily televised back-and-forth even worth it?


Nausicaa Renner and Pete Vernon are the authors of this article. Renner is the digital editor for Columbia Journalism Review. She tweets at @nausjcaa. Vernon is a CJR staff writer. Follow him on Twitter @ByPeteVernon.