Should Political Advertisements Be Allowed To Alter News Story Titles? Syracuse Professor Weighs in
Jennifer Grygiel, assistant professor of communications in the Newhouse School, was quoted in The Washington Post story “New political ad strategy in Virginia: Promoting news articles in Google search results,” and interviewed on CNN’s Inside Politics with John King.
In an article for The Washington Post, Grygiel discussed Democratic Virginia governor candidate Terry McAuliffe’s new campaign advertising using Google ads. She said, ‘the ability to write titles in ads that appear to be headlines could be misleading to viewers because it could reframe the news.’ She went on to say that ‘political ads should not alter the headlines on news stories.’