Covering elections (Beginner/Advanced)

Covering elections (Beginner/Advanced)

Covering an election is an important event for a radio station and is never without risk due to pressures the media is under. Learn from the expertise of RFI journalists - their advice will enable you to anticipate and prepare for daily meetings and special editions and offer listeners balanced and extensive election coverage.

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Course objectives:

  • Awareness of laws on media coverage of elections

  • Achieving balanced coverage during an election period

  • Helping journalists and their managers to plan strategies to cope with political pressure and respecting journalism ethics  

  • Teaching managers how to put together and produce a programme schedule and organising an election editorial team

Teaching method:

Depending on the budget, we recommend the course takes place at your organisation, allowing us to work with the whole editorial team on how work is organised, editorial management and how to put programme schedules together.

Target audience: Journalists, news editors and radio station directors

Maximum number of trainees: 10

Duration: 10 to 15 days

Location: On-site