Earning trust in your election coverage
|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
Get in touch any time with questions.
Joy Mayer // @mayerjoy // joy@TrustingNews.org
Lynn Walsh // @lwalsh // lynn@TrustingNews.org
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