William A. Jacobson studies Journolister's interest in the "is Sarah Palin the mother of Trig" story. Journolisters were mostly concerned with how to frame the story so as to help Obama's election chances. Jacobson concludes:
The emerging picture of the Journolist is that it served as a place where like-minded people who had great influence on how the media portrayed events were able to coordinate their story lines for the benefit of the Obama campaign.
We saw the media bias on the surface; the Journolistas helped frame that bias below the surface.