The Role of Newspaper Endorsements in Elections

This year's turbulent presidential election is sparking some surprising newspaper endorsements.

Last Friday, the Chicago Tribune's editorial board shocked readers and grabbed national headlines by endorsing Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson.

The news followed a similar editorial board bombshell when the Arizona Republic endorsed Hillary Clinton–the first time the newspaper backed a Democrat for president in its 126-year history.

What do these unusual endorsements mean?

Joining host Carol Marin in discussion are: Bruce Dold, publisher and editor-in-chief of the Chicago Tribune; Tom McNamee, editorial page editor of the Chicago Sun-Times; and Jim Slusher, editorial page editor for the Daily Herald. 


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