Category: Patrick Hynes

RAND Study Underscores Need for Multi-platform Comms Strategy

The RAND Corporation has a new study out that confirms what we’ve all observed for some time now: The American news media are less objective, more opinionated, and more argumentative than they used to be. The study used a text analytics tool to identify word strings used in 15 news sources (print, television, and digital) going back to 1989.  “The findings point to a gradual and… Read more »

The Decline and Fall of GOP Oppo Research

I spent many election cycles plowing through piles of opposition research books throughout my career. I was often overwhelmed at the quality and volume of that research. Lately, though, I am learning all kinds of new things about top Democrats who are running for President of the United States … things I ought to have learned during their previous Senate and House races. I have a… Read more »