Elements of Outstanding Election Coverage
April 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm$55 - $75
The Minnesota News Media Institute is pleased to offer a training session on Election Coverage.
2018 election campaigns will kick into full gear after the Legislature adjourns in May. Election coverage is one of the most demanding and scrutinized tasks that faces newspapers, especially if readers perceive a newspaper to have a political “bias” on its editorial pages. This seminar will help participants formulate a plan by addressing the various elements of election coverage including candidate profiles, coverage of forums, letters to the editor, editorial endorsements, election night and post-election coverage. Substantive election coverage requires assigning responsibilities and setting dates for when specific tasks should be completed.
The session will run from 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. There will be a break for lunch at noon (lunch will be provided).
Jim Pumarlo is a former editor of Red Wing Republican Eagle, currently Director of Communications for the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce. Jim serves on the Minnesota News Media Institute Board of Directors.