Are You Ready for the Election? [VIDEO]

Sep 12, 2012

 Updated November 9

Elections are a staple of news coverage – they’re also a time your audience is looking for timely and relevant local stories. That means more traffic and engagement on your web site if you have the right content.

Recap webinars on topics from live blogging to examples of election successes, and don't forget to evaluate what worked and what didn't work with your station's election coverage this year.


A Procrastinator's Guide to Election Coverage: 

Watch the archived video and slides to see 10 steps to a digital election plan and tools you can use with limited time and resources.

“Beyond November" - Behind-the-Scenes of a Public Media Collaboration in St. Louis 

Learn 12 tips from a public media election collaboration in St. Louis from Bill Raack, St. Louis Public Radio's news director, and Kelsey Proud, St. Louis Public Radio's web/social media producer.

How to Live Blog the Election

Learn tips and tricks from NPR and station NHPR for hosting live blogs and live chats on election night and beyond.

Cover the Election, Core Publisher Style

For stations using Core Publisher, a primer on different ways to utilize available tools to cover the election from the Digital Services editorial team and WUSF News Director Scott Finn. 

5 Common Themes in Successful Station Election Coverage

Five common themes that have begun to emerge after election day amongst station successes this election season, including creating voter guides, live blogging and collaboration.