This is a project of the first-ever University of Colorado News Corps, a class in Journalism & Mass Communication at CU, aimed at providing student-produced news stories, multimedia work and interactive information to Colorado and national media outlets.
The CU News Corps analyzed advertising contracts filed with the four top Denver television stations filed with the Federal Communications Commission from Aug. 2 to Nov. 14. Following is a tally of what groups contracted for ads, the cost, the number of spots contracted and the average price per spot.
KMGH nightly news program is back to its normal ad schedule. No more Mitt Romney’s garbage man. No more hidden camera references to the infamous 47 percent.
But is it really better now? We are still subjected to the same type of persuasion, both positive and negative, that we were during the election season.
"Crest helps kill bacteria five times better than Colgate"
"The Toyota Tundra has more towing capacity than the Ford F250 or the Dodge Durango"
We are still bombarded with attempts to persuade us. Not on a candidate, but on a product.
Pick your poison.
Evening news for KDVR runs from 5 to 6 p.m. and is split into two 30 minute sessions. From 5 to 5:30 p.m. there were seven political ads.
The first ad was from Crossroads GPS, a pro-Mitt Romney ad talking about a man named David who was diagnosed with cancer and Romney wrote his euology.
Ad No. 2 was an Obama For America ad explaining how Romney will reverse Roe vs. Wade, the Supreme Court decision allowing abortion, if he is elected president.
The third ad was a pro-Joe Miklosi ad from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee criticizing GOP U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman’s views on women’s rights and saying he is against birth control.
Next was a Priorities USA Action ad about Bain Capital and their lack of care toward their employees and Romney’s involvement with the company.
Restoring our Future had a pro-Romney ad discussing veterans and how Romney will help them if he is elected.
American Crossroads then an attack ad against President Obama illustrating how awful the last four years were.
The final ad was paid for by Obama For America featuring Bill Clinton who supports Obama and his policies.
Map of Colorado counties of early voting Democrats as of Monday, Oct. 29. Click on any county to see data from the Colorado Secretary of State’s office. About 30 percent of Colorado’s 1.1 million Democrats have voted early.
Click on any county to see the number of Republican voters, how many voted early, and the percentage. The darker the color, the higher the percentage. Out of the approximately 1.1 million Republican voters in Colorado, 32 percent have voted early.