Tag Archives: Political reporting

POPVOX helps journalists find bills before Congress

By EMMA REYES Constituent communications can be challenging information to gather because of the complex language used for bills in Congress and the amount of material each bill has, but POPVOX brings the information clear and at once. POPVOX is … 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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Nate Silver gives a clear image of 2012 presidential race

By ANDRES CORREA The biggest story in the news media right now is the 2012 U.S. presidential election. The focus lately has been on convention speeches, gaffes, and the upcoming debates. Very few journalists are giving the public a clear … Continue reading

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Fact-checkers versus politicians: It’s election season

By MELISSA CASTILLO It’s a precarious time when organizations and politicians try to denounce fact-checking sites, such as Politifact and Factcheck, websites that are supposed to be credible, websites that readers rely on. A reason for this is because the … Continue reading

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Published images of Muhammad raise ethical questions

By RACHEL JANOSEC Ethical issues fill the journalistic world around us. One of the recurring issues is deciding whether to publish an article/picture or not. As a journalist, it is your job to report the news to the public. But, … Continue reading

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Media Matters for America analyzes news media’s claims

By NICKY DIAZ During this year’s debates, political conventions and speeches, there are bound to be a few questionable “facts” thrown out there by both parties. So how are journalists and their audiences supposed to distinguish the facts from the … Continue reading

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Reporting center keeps in-depth journalism alive

By ELIZABETH DE ARMAS Browsing through Google Blogs this morning, I came across a very interesting non-profit organization, the Center for Investigative Reporting. Founded in 1977, the CIR is the oldest non-profit investigative reporting organization around. It doesn’t just “repost news” … Continue reading

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Vote Smart helps citizens in upcoming elections

By CONNIE FOSSI VoteSmart.org is a non-partisan website that was founded by a group of Americans whose main goal is to guide voters to make a “smart” decision when electing a candidate. The idea is to give voters access to … Continue reading

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Washington Post covers political conventions in innovative way

By ANDRES CORREA Social media have forever changed the world by allowing people to experience events as a community. As journalists, it is important to find new ways to capitalize on this phenomenon with innovations of our own. For the Republican … Continue reading

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Investigative reporting in the hands of students

By DANIELA RODRIGUEZ As journalism students, we feel like we have the duty to be ethical and provide the best coverage on a political topic. That is why it is refreshing to see that News21, a Carnegie Corporation of New … Continue reading

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Snopes.com: Sorting out fact from fiction

By BOLTON LANCASTER Nearly everyone has heard the rumor that Coca-Cola used to put cocaine in their beverages to make them more addictive. But is there any truth behind these claims? According to the website snopes.com, the rumor is at … Continue reading

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New media in political elections: A journalist’s friend?

By SAIRA SUMBAL So you’re an undecided voter for the presidential 2012 election. And as this election year has progressed, you have been exposed to a plethora of advertisements.  You know, the advertisements that usually end with “I’m X candidate, … Continue reading

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Obama to Reddit users: ‘Ask me anything’

By NICHOLAS MOORE President Obama and his campaign planners have always been on the cutting edge of Internet and social network use. The 2008 campaign saw major breakthroughs in the public’s access to the candidate as media such as YouTube … Continue reading

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