Tracking the Expanding List of Presidential Falsehoods
Fact-checkers came of age a decade ago and are now fully immersed in the journalism process. How do they do it?
Exhausting and Exhilarating, Embeds Always on the Job
Young reporters hitch a ride on campaigns as so-called “embeds,” chronicling every step of a presidential campaign from the earliest primary action.
For Reporters on the Beat, Covering the President is Stifling and Rewarding
Interviews with the president sometimes come out of the blue. How do reporters prepare for the unexpected?
Running for President Has Gotten Vastly More Complicated
Unlike the smoke-filled back rooms of old, modern presidential campaigns are built on a sequence of state contests that continue to grow in importance.
How Partisanship Makes Governing Tougher
Political polarization in Congress is at levels not seen in more than a hundred years. Will it be possible for anything to get done?
From Floor Action to Campaign Events, C-SPAN Records and Archives It All
To watch all the video in C-SPAN’s library would take a quarter of a century. Here’s how journalists can make use of it.
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