Posts Tagged ‘ politics ’

Make the Most of Free Data – How to Be a Data Journalist

Data! Come out come out wherever you are! © pcbritz

Today, on March 12th,  is “World Day against Cyber Censorship“,  a day to fight for online freedom of expression and the free exchange of information.

While the Cyber Censorship day was launched by Reporters without Borders in 2008 in order to fight censorship and allow free information and data worldwide, I present you with two “How-tos” today that will help you to take the next step:

Make the most of the data that has become available!

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From the “When Ads Backfire” Section

Bearded Politics on Bill Boards

It’s mid-February in Rhineland-Palatinate (RP) and political campaigning is on a high with state elections just one month away (they will be held on March 27th).
As usual, this is also a great time to have fun with political campaign ads, mostly failed campaign ads 😉

politics with or without beard? ©pcbritz

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“Just send the draft” – A Story in Progress Part III

I started research on the merging of the film department with other departments at the University of Mainz about a week ago. this is how the story continues:

I just sent out a 2nd draft to the office after I had talked to another editor at the office this morning.

“Just send in the draft,” he said. We might just run it without having a higher ed page, since the editor for higher ed is sick.

I’m curious if it will actually make it into the paper. I’m not so sure. I’ll wait until Thursday. If it hasn’t come through, I will post the draft in progress right in this post ;).

“Merging vs. Founding” – A Story in Progress Part II

Further setbacks and an unpublished draft

It has been a week since I started research on the merging of the film department with other departments at the University of Mainz.

The story has slowly developed a little, but in doing so, it really has downsized itself. What was interesting to see is how the university is trying to change the framing. Continue reading

A Story in Progress(?) – “Investigative” Journalism

Usually, news stories slowly unfold before your eyes, when you are trying to do research on an issue.
The topic I am currently working on seems to be the opposite! Continue reading

Political Campaign #fail

Ok, usually I focus on Journalism here, but since advertisement is also part of communications and politics is always of interest to journalists, today I have some advertisement for you!…
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