2011 election coverage underway

We’re off and running – sort of. The federal election campaign period began with the prime minister refusing to talk to journalists. But there’s no stopping the pesky press pack when election fever hits. J-Source has begun tracking the coverage. A recent post calls on journalists to look beyond the ‘coalition accusation’ and dig into the issues. Some early bird observers are calling this Canada’s first social media election, with newsrooms are inviting citizen journalists on board.

For ink junkies, McGill University launches the first installment of its newspaper
content analysis
later this week. The Laurier Institute’s popular federal election tracker is up and running, with plenty of numbers already crunched. Throughout the election, share your observations, tips and election angst with your J-Source community. The Town Hall, Canada’s journalism blog, awaits you.