Category Archives: Rob Pursell

Twitter provides intriguing insight Into nation’s political psyche

By ROBERT PURSELL The presidential debates that have occurred during the past month have tackled many hard issues. Foreign policy, national debt, equal rights: all of these topics have been discussed. But if you looked at Twitter, you might find … Continue reading

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Rasmussenreports.com keeps finger on pulse of election

By ROBERT PURSELL During the current election campaign, it seems like news outlets are talking about the latest polls that come out daily. One day it’s the CBS poll, the next day it’s the Quinnipiac poll. And so forth. Our … Continue reading

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Journaliststoolbox.com gives reporters tools to succeed

By ROBERT PURSELL Journalists looking for a way to compile data and information for their reporting now have a much easier job. A website called journaliststoolbox.com started by the Society of Professional Journalists now makes it much easier for journalists … Continue reading

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Pulse News app allows users to keep up with news

By ROBERT PURSELL An application developed for the iPhone and Android smartphones titled “Pulse News” is allowing journalists and concerned citizens to stay on top of the news no matter where they are. The app describes itself as compiling news … Continue reading

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Electoral-vote.com helps journalists track 2012 election

By ROBERT PURSELL For the concerned voter who is interested in just how the election is going to date, and also for those trying to get an early glance at who will win the election come November, a website called … Continue reading

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Opensecrets.org shows where candidate funding originates

By ROBERT PURSELL A website called opensecrets.org now takes the guessing out of figuring out just where the presidential candidates are getting their money from. The website is operated by a group called the Center for Responsive Politics, who describe … Continue reading

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Breakingnews.com allows journalists to stay on top of news

By ROBERT PURSELL A website called breakingnews.com allows journalists to stay on top of breaking news stories by providing news as it is published from several news and social media websites. The site, which reads like a storyboard, publishes real-time … Continue reading

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FactCheck allows voters to investigate politician’s claims

By ROBERT PURSELL A new website called FactCheck.org is now allowing voters to investigate claims made by presidential candidates for the upcoming election. The website, which was started by an organization of concerned voters, looks into the “facts” stated in … Continue reading

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