Tag Archives: Political reporting

Nate Silver blog proves election 2012 pundits wrong

By ANDRES CORREA “Anybody that thinks that this race is anything but a tossup right now is such an ideologue, they should be kept away from typewriters, computers, laptops and microphones for the next 10 days, because they’re jokes.” This … Continue reading

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Election night broke social media records

By MELISSA CASTILLO My last blog post focused on how much social media has grown and become such a powerful factor in our everyday lives by using Hurricane Sandy as an example. This fact is once again seen with this … Continue reading

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Harvard study reveals young voters aren’t involved

By ELIZABETH DE ARMAS With the 2012 presidential election just days away, I decided I was browse through the Internet and see what was buzzing in the media about early voting, voter turnout, absentee ballots and last-minute campaigning by President … Continue reading

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Investigative journalism: A democracy’s demand

By CONNIE M. FOSSI The high operating costs, need for return on investment, and other demands of news organizations has put one of the most valuable elements of journalism, investigative reporting, at serious risk. However, hundreds of news professionals and … Continue reading

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What young journalists can learn from ‘All the President’s Men’

By SAIRA SUMBAL A movie that every American and, better yet, every journalist, should see: “All the President’s Men.” The 1976 movie was nominated for eight Academy Awards, including best picture, and won two. And aside from Bob Woodward’s suave haircut (played … Continue reading

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Candidates look to attract youth vote through multimedia

By NICHOLAS MOORE As journalism becomes increasingly a multimedia industry, it is interesting to note the growth of how comedy sketch shows are actually becoming legitimate news sources for the younger generations. Shows like “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” … Continue reading

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Public records: An invaluable source of information

By  CONNIE FOSSI It is a mistake for journalists to underestimate the information they can acquire from the government public records, especially in the Miami-Dade County Clerk website (http://www2.miami-dadeclerk.com), where you only need a full name and a date of … Continue reading

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New ‘CNN Trends’ tracks the election and other topics

By ANDRES CORREA For those who do not watch the presidential debates, and the many that do, their opinion of who won is not defined during the debate, but by the post-debate coverage in the media and what their friends … Continue reading

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Twitter shouldn’t be main source for election information

By NICKY DIAZ Throughout this election season, I’ve flip-flopped from site to site to find legitimate and trustworthy reporting that will keep me updated with the latest happenings between President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney. Recently, I spoke … Continue reading

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GovTrack.us useful for voters and journalists

By BOLTON LANCASTER In the midst of the 2012 Congressional elections, many potential voters are looking to find out more about the politicians that represent them. Political stories are popular in the news as incumbents attempt to defend their seats … 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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FEC Web site helps journalists track campaign contributions

By BOLTON LANCASTER As the presidential election is nearing, there are a plethora of journalism stories focusing on the candidates and their campaigns. The presidential trail costs millions of dollars to travel down and it is often essential to find … Continue reading

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Crooks and Liars paves way for political vlogs

By NICKY DIAZ John Amato has an impressive resume. Not only is he the co-author of a best-selling book, but he is also a professional musician who has played with Ringo Starr, Duran Duran, The Goo Goo Dolls and Eddie … Continue reading

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Project Vote strives to empower youthful voters

By ELIZABETH DE ARMAS Every four years, many Americans look forward to election season because they get to exercise their right to vote. The Republican and Democrat national conventions, advertisements, commercials, presidential debates, and candidate signs on lawns are constantly … Continue reading

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