Posts Tagged ‘sme’

Dashboard News: Slovak papers see the light

It is absolutely delightful for me to see that after years of publishing one poll after another without much analysis and presenting each difference as “news”, two major papers in Slovakia have begun to present long-term time-series data of polls.  I suspect they will still present each new poll as “news” (though congratulations to them […]

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News and New Resources on Public Opinion in Slovakia

Update: Because of formatting problems with certain versions of Internet Explorer , this page is now available as a .pdf file: 2009_12_30 Pozorblog Public Opinion. I should begin with apologies for such a long hiatus and also with hearty congratuations to Monika Tódová of SME for writing one of the best articles on the process […]

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Wanted: Effective journalism in Slovakia

I know Slovakia’s journalists are overtaxed with all that is required of them, but there are things they could do to make things better without too much extra work.  Case in point: today all major Slovak news sources today report, almost word for word, a press release from the firm Median reporting poll results from […]

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August 2009 Poll Results: Bending The Mold

The pattern looks familiar and the lines haven’t changed much, but there are a few ways that this month’s results by FOCUS change our understanding of the current political competition. I have actually been fearing this change for a long time–not because of the actual politics involved but because of the emergence of a new […]

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Less than perfect public opinion coverage in Slovakia

 [Citajte post aj po slovensky] “Less than perfect” could be the title of nearly post on polling coverage in Slovakia (hence, in many ways, this blog), and I shouldn’t be too critical but today both major papers went out of their way to mangle polling data. In SME: “New party Most already clearly drawing Csaky […]

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