Contributing editors

The Drudge Report, in its typically histrionic style, is trumpeting this MSNBC story that reports on political contributions by members of the media. As Drudge puts it:

THE GREAT DIVIDE: REPORTERS GIVE DEMS MONEY OVER REPUBLICANS 9 TO 1!

But that headline is imprecise. A look at the full list shows that the contributors are not all reporters. Photographers, critics and copy editors are on it.

The MSNBC story also has this useful list of newsroom policies on this issue.

UPDATE: A Boston University professor has questions about the story’s method and conclusions.