Monday, October 31, 2011
Wednesday, June 08, 2011
Friday, May 06, 2011
We didn't get to cover an election this spring, but elections are very much a part of most public affairs beats. Federal, state and local elections demand good, thoughtful coverage, so here are some links that may help you understand the process and the expectations for coverage:
Covering Elections: The Basics
Questions for Better Election Coverage
How to “Truth Check” a Campaign Ad
Fact-checking Election Claims
Monday, April 25, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
Thursday, March 31, 2011
But be careful. Until a judge or jury decides the issue, lawsuits are just one-sided allegations, so be fair. Talk to both sides. Dig into the claims.
Here's a sample civil suit. Like most, it spells out what the person suing (the PLAINTIFF) is upset about and what he or she or it (a person, a business or a government) wants the defendant to do about.
Here are two versions of stories written about a sample suit. Look at how careful the writers were to include the other side and to attribute the information.