Covering a Presidential Campaign from Outside the Beltway

This Webinar was originally broadcast on:
January 08, 2016 Enroll Now
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Course Overview

Title:
Covering a Presidential Campaign from Outside the Beltway
Type:
Webinar
Cost:
This $29.95 Webinar is free thanks to the support of the McCormick Foundation.
Originally Broadcast On:
January 08, 2016
Time Estimate:
One hour for the main presentation and questions. Sometimes presenters stay longer to answer additional questions from participants.

About Webinars

In this virtual classroom, participants can join in a seminar led by Poynter faculty and visiting faculty. This screencast includes live audio and a slideshow presentation in which participants can post questions and respond to poll questions posed by the host.

You don't have to be embedded 24/7 inside the bubble of a presidential campaign or set down roots in Iowa or New Hampshire to give your audience smart and meaningful presidential campaign coverage.

This Webinar will show you how to give your readers, listeners and viewers distinctive reporting--without breaking the bank. This Webinar will be structured as a conversation, so bring your questions!

What Will I Learn:
  • How to make campaigns in Iowa and New Hampshire relevant to your audience
  • Resources to plug a local outlet into a national campaign
  • How to get close to a campaign, even when it's not near you
  • How to plan an inexpensive campaign coverage trip
Who Should Take this Course:

Reporters, producers, educators and anyone else looking for ideas to produce smart campaign coverage that's distinctive and doesn't break the bank.

Course Instructor:

Adam Smith

Award-winning Tampa Bay Times Political Editor Adam Smith has been covering state and national politics since the days when Jeb Bush was a "heading-banging conservative" nobody called low-energy.

Training Partner:

Robert R. McCormick Foundation

The Robert R. McCormick Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to fostering communities of educated, informed and engaged citizens. Through philanthropic programs, Cantigny Park and museums, the foundation helps develop citizen leaders and works to make life better in our communities. The foundation was established as a charitable trust in 1955, upon the death of Col. Robert R. McCormick, the longtime editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune. The foundation is one of the nation's largest foundations, with more than $1 billion in assets.

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Windows
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512MB of RAM (1GB recommended) for Windows 7 or Windows 8
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Adobe® Flash® Player 11.2+

Mac
1.83GHz Intel Core™ Duo or faster processor
512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
Mac OS X 10.7.4, 10.8, 10.9
Mozilla Firefox; Apple Safari; Google Chrome
Adobe Flash Player 11.2+

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