New York Times & United Nations Online Election Course


With the disputed election in Zambia, this presents an opportunity for journalists, bloggers etc who would like to learn better strategies for covering elections as we look forward to the day we will have free and fair elections. This is also a great opportunity for future journalists, bloggers and reporters who will cover future democratic elections in Africa.

Journalists, Bloggers and Reporters can learn the basics of election reporting in a six-week online course.
The New York Times Knowledge Network and the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations presents “Reporting on Elections” for international journalists and graduate students of U.S. journalism schools.
Course instructor and journalism professor Paul Moses, along with four Times journalists, will teach about 100 journalists the Times’ reporting techniques when covering American politics and elections.
Participants will learn how to interview candidates, analyze polling, practice ethics and use various media in reporting.
The course runs September 28-November 2, with one live session per week. Course comments will be translated in Arabic and English.
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