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The role of the media in the 2024 U.S. Presidential Election

Photo of Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley speaking to the media after a campaign rally at Doc's Barbeque and Southern Buffet restaurant on February 01, 2024, in Columbia, South Carolina.
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COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA - FEBRUARY 01: Republican presidential candidate, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley speaks to the media after a campaign rally at the Doc's Barbeque and Southern Buffet restaurant on February 01, 2024 in Columbia, South Carolina.

2024 is shaping up to be an unprecedented year. From record levels of disinformation to a presidential candidate spending more time in court than on the campaign trail, democracy hangs in the balance.

This hour, we’re holding up a mirror and asking: how should the press cover the upcoming presidential election?

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Frankie Graziano is the host of <i>The Wheelhouse</i>, focusing on how local and national politics impact the people of Connecticut.
Chloe Wynne is a producer for The Wheelhouse, hosted by Frankie Graziano. She previously worked as a producer and reporter for the investigative podcast series, Admissible: Shreds of Evidence, which was co-produced by VPM and Story Mechanics and distributed by iHeartRadio. She began her journalism career at inewsource, an investigative newsroom in San Diego, Calif., where she covered housing, education and crime. She earned her master’s degree from Columbia Journalism School in 2021, where she focused on audio storytelling.