The Centennial Institute at Colorado Chirstian University held a conference on "Media Fairness and the 2012 Campaign" on March 2, which looked at how the media is covering and affecting the 2012 campaign.
A panel entitled “What Should Voters Demand from the Media This Year?” looks at media coverage of the 2012 campaign. Panelists include Colorado State Republican Chairman Ryan Call, Colorado State Senate Democratic Leader Ken Gordon, as well as a few political reporters. The moderator is Columnist Jay Ambrose.
A discussion on the question, "Has Economic Illiteracy Poisoned Political Journalism?", looks at media coverage of economic issues during the campaign. This panel includes the Denver Post’s Politics Editor Chuck Plunkett, economist Barry Poulson and Carol Hedges, director of the Colorado Fiscal Policy Institute.
A third panel, “Spinning Us to Death: Earned Media, Paid Media, Social Media,” discusses political spin and media coverage of campaigns and politics. Panelists include former FEMA Director Michael Brown, who is now a radio talk show host in Denver, as well as conservative blogger Joshua Sharf, Democratic pollster and former State Democratic Chairman Floyd Ciruli and Fred Brown, a former Denver Post political editor.
The final panel, “Citizen Survival Skills to Master the 24/7 News Cycle," is a look at the 24/7 news cycle and sources of political news and includes: Kelly Maher, a conservative video blogger; Sunny Roseman,a Denver-based radio talk show host; and Anne Imse, a Colorado Public News reporter.