|We know it’s been a challenge to plan for the elections amidst all the other breaking news happening in 2020. But if you’re a journalist who is working hard to be a reliable source for your community during this election season, don’t let your work be discarded as part of “the media.” Instead, defend your coverage, explain it, and demonstrate to your audience why you’re a credible source. Trusting News wants to help support you in doing this crucial work in as many ways as we can. That’s why we’re excited to share a new resource with you all — a FREE SMS course with tips for earning trust with elections coverage. Through the 10-day course, you’ll learn about common misassumptions people make about your journalism and how you can defend your credibility and earn trust with your audience as you cover local and national elections. The course includes tips and resources on topics like:|
– Defending your work
– Telling your own story
– Meaningfully engaging with users
– Getting credit for the ethics and fairness behind your coverage
Additional resources from Trusting News
Get 10 days of trusted elections tips through text message: bit.ly/trustworthyelectionsms
More training on Ethics & Standards:
Converting criminal justice coverage to social justice coverage
A conversation around how social justice storytelling can help humanize even the most tragic of stories and how we can ensure our reporting serves both our communities and our readership goals.
Covering retail and inflation
Learn how to use tools like Google Shopping, Keepa and CamelCamelCamel to track prices. Also: How to use the Consumer Price Index, use inflation calculators and other tools for tracking prices and fraudulent online sellers/reviewers.
Don’t count words. Make your words count.
Writing concise, to the point stories isn’t about cutting until you’re under the limit. It’s about writing the story with the right words and nothing more. We’ll talk about finding the one thing that will drive your story, how a zero draft can start you in the right place, the magic of reading aloud and the secret sauce of short yet authoritative writing (that one, as they say, may shock you).
Data visualization: Canva and Venngage 201
Students will use a set of data points and data sets to build static and interactive graphics. We also will show how Flourish interfaces with Canva, since Canva now owns it.