2010 Election Sees Increase in News Coverage

By Andrew Gauthier 

Baltimore Sun

One of the most depressing media stories of the past two decades has been the dwindling amount of political coverage provided by network news organizations and their affiliates.

The snapshot regularly used to make the case was Election Night, with nonstop, wall-to-wall news coverage in the 1960s pared down to an hour or two in recent years so that the networks would not have to pre-empt dramas, sitcoms and reality TV shows even on the nights Americans went to the polls.


But this year, there will be more coverage than ever More…