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February 13, 2019

After 2020 Census, Congressional Borders Will be Redrawn
When does acceptable redistricting cross over into unacceptable gerrymandering? An elections expert explains.

Polls Are Ever-Important – and Also Rapidly Changing
Political and social issue polling is being conducted by an increasing array of media, political and advocacy organizations. Some are reliable. Many aren’t.

“Advice and Consent” – And What It Means for the High Court
The country occasionally is roiled by fights over putting justices on the nation’s highest court for life. Is it getting more intense?

The Stories Are Often Old – and the Sources Leery. Tips to Cover Sexual Harassment.
The investigative reporters who broke two of the nation’s biggest sexual harassment stories share their tips and strategies.

The Agreement Is About More Than Free Trade
As renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement heat up, where should journalists look for stories?

As Immigration Debate Ramps Up, Two Sides Square Off
Is an agreement on U.S. immigration policy possible in these polarized times?

Knowing what your competitors and sources are tweeting and posting can help you stay on top of a beat.

Journalists today need to be all things to all platforms. So how can journalists trained on the writing side handle their own graphics and photos?

Journalists need to prepare for time on TV. It’s not just a simple, friendly conversation.

C-SPAN has been recording politicians at work for nearly four decades – and journalists can access those clips for use in their own stories.

The Software Platform Dataminr is Useful to Find ‘Signals’ That Point to News

Using Software Platform Tableau to Build and Launch Online Visualizations

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Understanding Wave Elections

James Thurber, distinguished professor, Department of Government, American University

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