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Topic “electoral coverage”

Social media, crowdsourcing and citizen journalism helped media cover Venezuelan elections

By Silvia Higuera and Teresa Mioli

The protagonists during Venezuela's Dec. 6 parliamentary elections were new digital platforms and social networks that became the principal vehicles through which media, nonprofit organizations and citizens received and provided information. Read more »

Knight Center offers first MOOC in Spanish, "How to Improve Electoral Coverage"; Register now

Registration is now open for the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas' first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in Spanish, "How to Improve Electoral Coverage," with renowned Colombian journalist and electoral coverage expert María Teresa Ronderos. Read more »

On eve of elections in Ecuador, legal fears hold back in-depth coverage

A few days before the presidential and parliamentarian elections in Ecuador, which will take place on Feb. 17, journalistic coverage seems to be held back by the fear of lawsuits and other legal liabilities. Read more »

U.S. presidential debate underscored rise of fact-checking tools

As the Oct. 3 debate between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney showed, journalists in the U.S. are increasingly using fact-checking websites as another way to inform and engage the public. Read more »

Venezuelan journalists can apply now for Knight Center course on electoral coverage

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and the Carter Center (through the Program to Strengthen Journalism in Venezuela) are offering an online course in Spanish on electoral coverage, to be held May 12-June 9, 2012. The course, taught by the Peruvian journalist Jacqueline Fowks, is especially geared toward Venezuelan journalists who work inside the country, including regional correspondents for national outlets. Applications will be accepted through May 4. Read more »


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