A ‘Dewey Defeats Truman’ Lesson for the Digital Age

Resource Author:  Jim Rutenburg
Resource Date:  11/09/2016
Resource Name:  New York Times
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All the dazzling technology, the big data and the sophisticated modeling that American newsrooms bring to the fundamentally human endeavor of presidential politics could not save American journalism from yet again being behind the story, behind the rest of the country.

The news media by and large missed what was happening all around it, and it was the story of a lifetime. The numbers weren’t just a poor guide for election night — they were an off-ramp away from what was actually happening.