Are you watching the primary results roll in and gearing up to cover the 2018 midterm elections? With a record number of candidates running for 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate – not to mention numerous state and local elections – the midterms will be a prime subject for reporters at the local and national level alike.
Data journalism holds the keys to deep analysis in political journalism. Whether you’re new to the approach or looking to sharpen skills in time for November, you’ll want to tune into Journalism and Women Symposium’s upcoming webinar with political data journalist Sandra Fish. She will review the kinds of data available to cover the 2018 midterms, along with themes to be aware of and story ideas based on those themes.
Fish is a past JAWS president and the founding journalism adviser to Colorado Confidential, now Colorado Independent, helping organize and operate the new political site in 2006 and 2007. She has covered politics in Iowa, Florida, Colorado and New Mexico for New Mexico In Depth, Colorado Public Radio, Al Jazeera America and others. She’s a former journalism instructor at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and has worked for various publications, such as the Orlando Sentinel, the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville and the Camera in Boulder. She’s also written for PoliticsDaily.com, She the People at the Washington Post and others. Fish received her bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Political Science and her master’s in Political Science at Iowa State University.
The webinar will be held at 4 PM PST / 7 PM EST on Wednesday, June 27. Thanks to the generous support of the Gridiron Club and Foundation, the webinar is free for members and $25 for non-members. A recording will be sent to registrants who are not able to attend.
Register for the webinar at http://bit.ly/JAWSMidterm.