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INTERNET RESOURCES FOR COVERING CAMPAIGNS & ELECTIONS

COVERAGE IDEAS

Annenberg Public Policy Center
http://www.appcpenn.org/issueads/
Research group offers primer on issue ads.

Best Practices in Journalism
http://www.bp2k.org/
A non-profit fostering innovative campaign coverage, includes video clips and suggestions.

Beyond the Spin
http://www.campaignlegalcenter.org/attachments/1595.pdf
Ideas for engaging candidates, including mini-debates, from non-profit Campaign Legal Center (PDF file)

Campaign Coverage that Counts
http://www.newslab.org/strategies/campaign.htm
A tip-sheet on covering campaigns for television.

Commission on Presidential Debates
http://www.debates.org/
Suggestions for hosting a "Debate Watch"

Covering Money and Politics
http://www.newslab.org/strategies/campaignfinance.htm
A tip sheet on covering money and politics on television, with essential links.

Fact Check
http://www.factcheck.org/
Political reporting tool sponsored by the Annenberg Center at U. Penn.

Great Schools-School Board Elections
http://www.greatschools.net/cgi-bin/showarticle/ca/45
"What Every Voter Should Know," from a California education group.

Net Election
http://www.netelection.org/
Templates from U. Penn for political coverage on the Web.

RTNDA
http://www.rtnda.org/rtndf2/index.html
Politics resource guide with helpful links.

Reliable Resources
http://www.reliableresources.org
Non-profit at U. Southern Cal. offers state-by-state resource guides, video examples.

Reporting on Polls
http://www.publicagenda.org/polling/polling_20q.cfm
A useful guide to reporting on polls, from the National Council on Public Polls.

SmartVoter-How to Judge a Candidate
http://www.smartvoter.org/voter/judgecan.html
Guide for evaluating candidates, could help to shape coverage.

CAMPAIGN NEWS & BACKGROUND

Ballot Watch
http://www.ballotwatch.org
Track initiatives and referendums, state-by-state.

Campaigns and Elections Magazine
http://www.campaignline.com/
Published by Congressional Quarterly, features coverage of campaigns at all levels. Some content requires paid membership.

Center for Voting and Democracy
http://www.fairvote.org/
Research group, with info and links on redistricting, runoff voting, turnout.

League of Women Voters
http://www.lwv.org/
Issue briefs and links to voter information.

Project Vote Smart
http://www.vote-smart.org/
Free service, with reporters' resource center, candidate statements, state links.

Public Agenda
http://www.publicagenda.org/
Non-partisan briefings on issues.

Stateline
http://www.stateline.org/index.jsp
Online news service tracks reporting on issues around the country.

The Hill
http://www.hillnews.com/
Campaign news and links from The Hill newspaper.

Voter Information Services
http://www.vis.org/
Congressional voting records, and report cards on members from interest groups.

VOTER INFORMATION

Hispanic Online
http://www.hispaniconline.com/pol&opi/index.html
Politics and opinion, with links to stories of interest to Hispanic voters.

IndoLink
http://www.indolink.com/
Links to news, issues of interest to voters of Indian heritage.

Velasquez Institute
http://www.wcvi.org/
Research group focused on Latino voter participation.

Youth Vote
http://www.youthvote.org/
Non-profit coalition seeking to increase political participation by Americans aged 18 to 30.

Vanishing Voter
http://www.vanishingvoter.org/
Research project by Harvard's Kennedy School.


 

 

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