Decision 2012: Media Literacy
One of the best ways to increase your understanding of election news is to learn about the process behind the stories that appear in print and on television. Try your hand at campaign reporting by attending an event in your area related to a local, state or national election. Take notes, photos and/or video while you're there, then put it all together into an article or video about the event. When you're finished, compare and contrast your experience to the experiences described in this New York Times article about young journalists training to cover the 2012 campaign. What similar challenges did you face? How was your experience different from that of a professional campaign reporter?
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