The mayor's race in Baltimore offers an intriguing look at the role media play in local politics today. With the ascendancy of social media and the continued prognostications of doom for TV, it's illuminating to see that conventional wisdom tested in one of the most important elections in Baltimore history.
On one hand, you have Dixon, who had owned the frontrunner mantle, running as non-media a campaign as can be imagined in 2016. She seems to be relying on yard signs instead of TV, let alone an organized social media effort.
On the other end of the media spectrum, you have activist DeRay Mckesson, who has 317,000 Twitter followers and a proven mastery of the medium in protests following the death of black men while in police custody -- like Freddie Gray.