<> on April 20, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

“Disclosure: Donald Trump is the father-in-law of Jared Kushner, the publisher of Observer Media.”

This disclosure was located at the bottom of the article, immediately following the last sentence. Disclosures are located all over the place from financial statements to communicate significant policies to real estate property transactions to communicate the condition of the property.

This article is comparing Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders and how they used different mediums and the results of that choice. One quote stood out to me, “When Mr. Sanders spends seven million dollars—or nine dollars per voter—in television ads in the New York primary, it actually backfires. Being seen on old, cold broadcast television dampens his radical message. If he had used hot social media, such as Twitter, Snapchat and Facebook, he might have done better.” After reading that part, I believe that the disclosure should be at the beginning of the article, not the end.

Why do you think the article included such a disclosure since most do not? Should more authors include disclosures?



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