Resources for Election 2012: The Campaign for Social Media
Four years after the Obama campaign launched an unprecedented social media campaign, social media are even more influential and will play a major role in all 2012 elections — local and national.
This list of resources, designed to help journalists take full advantage of social media in their coverage of this political season, is provided by The Poynter Institute as part of a Specialized Reporting Institute, "Elections 2012: The Campaign for Social Media," held Oct. 25-27, 2011 and funded by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation.
Twitter’s advanced search tool lets you search by location.
[How to create Twitter lists] (https://support.twitter.com/articles/76460-how-to-use-twitter-lists) to keep tweets organized.
The companion webinar to this Specialized Reporting Institute shows you how campaigns are using social media — and how you can, too — in your 2012 election coverage.
While polls can generate a lot of hype, they aren't always what they seem. Learn how to evaluate their numbers — and find out when 9 out of 10 isn't really 9 out of 10 — in News U's Understanding and Interpreting Polls course.