Post-Newsweek Giving Free Airtime to 2010 Candidates

By Andrew Gauthier 

Broadcasting & Cable

The Post-Newsweek Stations will make free airtime and free Web opportunities available to candidates on its six TV stations in the 30 days before the 2010 general elections.

Also, as part of its political coverage of the elections, it has pledged to devote at least 10 minutes per day, per station, to locally produced political coverage. In addition, it will feature various political features on-air and online which could include allowing viewers to ask questions directly of candidates, arming voters with cameras to take into their neighborhoods to document local issues, and fact-checking features for political ad claims. More…