Carleton launches election blog

Carleton University’s School of Journalism has launched a new blog, called Campaign Perspectives 2008, about the federal election. Carleton’s faculty includes many of Canada’s senior political reporters, who have covered previous campaigns for news organizations such as CBC Television and The Globe and Mail, including Chris Waddell, Jeff Sallot, Paul Adams and Susan Harada.

Waddell, the associate director of the school, says faculty are providing analysis and commentary on media coverage of the campaign as well as the political dynamics of the campaign. He says over the next few weeks students in Carleton’s political reporting and public affairs reporting courses may also contribute to the blog.