Case Study: Breaking News

Medium can be a place to respond to news, to tell stories, and to have conversations. But it can also be a place to make news and to drive a narrative.

Check out some of the examples below of users taking to Medium to make news and make waves:

Hillary Clinton announces Tim Kaine as her VP pick

On July 22, Hillary Clinton announced to the world that she had selected Senator Tim Kaine as her VP pick, and in this Medium post she explains why.

President Obama responds to a young girl from Flint, Michigan

An eight-year-old young girl and activist from Flint, Mari Copeny, wrote to the President asking to meet with him in Washington, D.C., to talk about the water crisis in Flint. President Obama wrote back — and announced his visit to her city.

Carly Fiorina Joins Ted Cruz’s Campaign

On April 27, 2016, Ted Cruz made an announcement: if he wound up as the Republican nominee, Carly Fiorina would be his vice president. Carly took to Medium to announce the news, saying that she and Ted Cruz would stop Donald Trump.

Senator Chuck Schumer Opposes The Iran Deal

Senator Chuck Schumer was the first high-profile Democrat to oppose the Iran Deal. In this Medium post, he shares how he came to his conclusion, and outlines several reasons why he would be voting against the deal.

The President’s Historic Trip To Cuba

Ahead of the historic trip in March 2016, White House Senior Adviser Ben Rhodes explains why President Obama is going to Cuba.

DeRay Mckesson Runs for Mayor of Baltimore

Activist DeRay Mckesson announced his run for mayor on Medium on February 3, 2016, casting a vision for a transformed Baltimore, and making the case for why Baltimore needs a leader from outside the traditional political path.

Mitt Romney Says He’s Not Running

Mitt made it official on January 30, 2015, and took to Medium to say why he would not run for president a third time.

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