Campaign Advertising Shatters 2004, 2008 Records

The Wesleyan Media Project’s latest study, as covered in Bloomberg and many other news outlets, reports that more than 915,000 ads have aired on broadcast and national cable television between the start of the general election period and Oct. 2–almost a 45 percent increase from this point in 2008. Moreover, these ads are concentrated in fewer battleground states than the last presidential election, meaning a small number of viewers in swing states are being bombarded with campaign ads like never before.

Read more coverage of the study in Reuters, the Los Angeles TimesThe Washington PostUSA Today, PoliticoNPR’s “Morning Edition,” and CNN.