Media Coverage of the Ames Election


KHOI’s Local Talk Live program turned the spotlight on media coverage of Tuesday’s Ames municipal elections by talking with people on both sides of the equation Monday.

Show hosts Susan Franzen and Tom Beell explored the challenges both editors and candidates face when covering any election, but especially one with several disputed races and issues.

The guests:

  • Ames Tribune Editor Alexandria Hayne
  • former Publisher Lauris Olson
  • ISU Daily Editor Katelynn McCullough
  • Ames Mayor Ann Campbell


Topics discussed included the impact of social media on election reporting, and how the media deal with erroneous information sometimes spread by supporters of candidates.

Originally broadcast 11/04/2013
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