Fred Davis, a Republican media consultant, explains what makes political ads effective, and Dale Woods, the general manager of the Des Moines, Iowa NBC affiliate WHO, describes how the flood of ads both helps his station but hurts his local economy.
Now more than ever, the press is a part of every story it covers. And CNN's "Reliable Sources" is one of television's only regular programs to examine how journalists do their jobs and how the media affect the stories they cover.
Brian Stelter is the host of "Reliable Sources" and the senior media correspondent for CNN Worldwide. Before he joined CNN in November 2013, Stelter was a media reporter for The New York Times. He is the author of the New York Times best-seller "Top of the Morning."