In the 2016 presidential election, campaigns are becoming a direct source of news

New research from the Pew Research Center examining the campaigns of Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump shows that campaigns are increasingly becoming a direct source of news. Clinton’s campaign website offers two sections for campaign news updates that mimic the look of a digital news publisher, while Trump posts many news stories published elsewhere on his campaign website. That trend extends to their social media accounts, too: 78 percent of links in Trump’s Facebook posts send the reader to news media stories, while 80 percent of Clinton’s link to campaign pages.