News Resources, Posts and Tweets

News Resources

Summary

News Source Spreadsheet

>Begin tracking Washington Post VA Politics and find out who the editor is.

>Follow the VCU/CNS Twitter account

> Reminder: Focus weekly “Virginia News” on: (try to find articles that are not behind firewalls like Virginia Mercury)

  1. State and Federal Virginia political news (especially when VA senators and House members and Virginia executives and Senators and Delegates are mentioned in articles.)
  2. Democracy related issues such as redistricting and voting rights;
  3. Internet related news including VA broadband infrastructure, books like Politics with the People, etc.
  4. Issues important to Virginia OnAir e.g. funding higher education
  5. Issues important to Virginia news curators e.g. abortion

> When linking to articles behind a firewall like Richmond Times Dispatch and Washington Post, add a $ sign.

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Washington Post – Virginia Politics

Knight Foundation study on how students engage with news

Weekly Virginia News Post

>Focus weekly “Virginia News” on: (try to find articles that are not behind firewalls like Virginia Mercury)

  1. State and Federal Virginia political news (especially when VA senators and House members and Virginia executives and Senators and Delegates are mentioned in articles.)
  2. Democracy related issues such as redistricting and voting rights;
  3. Internet related news including VA broadband infrastructure, books like Politics with the People, etc.
  4. Issues important to Virginia OnAir e.g. funding higher education
  5. Issues important to Virginia news curators e.g. abortion

 

Key News Sources to track

Virginia Mercury – Daily and Weekender (All VM articles are open source)

Capital News Service – VCU

VPAP

Washington Post Virginia Politics – These are copyrighted articles behind a firewall (3 free articles per month) Students in many cases have free access e.g. GMU

Some additional sources:
Politico
Vox
The Hill
CNN
The Atlantic
538 (The weekly podcast is thought by many as the best weekly overview of federal politics)

Twitter

Twitter account- https://twitter.com/va_onair_cc

Username: virginiaelectionshub@gmail.com
Password: virginia2018

All members encouraged to follow our Twitter account

Capital News Service – VCU

 

Hashtags
#VirginiaPolitics (For most or all tweets, include these hashtags)
#NoVAPolitics
#SEVAPolitics
#VirginiaIsForDemocracy

Starting Draft News Post

  1.  Go to “Posts” > “Add new post” > “News”
  2. Add title e.g.Oct. 7 to Oct. 13, 2019 (abbreviate month if longer than 5 characters
  3. Go to “Author” and make sure lead author is first
  4. Go to “Publish”  and select “Edit” in “Scheduled for:  ________ Edit
  5. Enter the next Sunday’s date and time “12:00”
  6. Select “Update”

Note: Make sure you bookmark link so can access post over the week.

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