Jun 15 2001

Free and Fair: A Journalist’s Guide to Improved Election Reporting

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This handbook written by Schnellinger is a concise guide for journalists who are new to covering elections. It has been published in 10 languages.

It points out common abuses of the election process that journalists should watch for; offers a sample checklist of elements that make up a free and fair election; provides suggestions for establishing and protecting credibility; encourages election coverage that focuses on issues, facts, citizens’ priorities and concerns, and solutions; offers suggestions for increasing cooperation among competing news organizations; and contains a glossary of voting terminology and list of additional election reporting resources.

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