NEFAC 30 Minute Skills – Campaign Reporting 101

    February 13, 2024 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
    Justin Silverman

    As we near the 2024 election season, coverage of local, state, and national campaigns will surge. This lesson is the first of two that will prepare you for covering political campaigns and show how this coverage can be incorporated into all beats.

    By attending this class, you’ll learn:

    • How to organize your reporting and manage coverage objectives.

    • How to immediately begin easy campaign stories.

    • How to develop best practices for communicating with candidates.

    Instructor: Ted Nesi, WPRI-Providence

    The New England First Amendment Coalition launched in 2020 a monthly educational series featuring short, practical lessons on journalism and the First Amendment.

    The goal of the program — called “30 Minute Skills” — is to provide reporters and other citizens knowledge they can use immediately in newsgathering, data collection, storytelling and other areas of journalism and First Amendment law.

    The lessons are provided in a 30-minute format to accommodate the demanding schedules faced by many working in New England newsrooms. The program is free and open to the public. Registration for each lesson is required.

    30 Minute Skills is supported in part by the Estate of Gloria Negri, the late trailblazing journalist who spent more than 50 years at The Boston Globe.