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The Swing States Project #Election2012

by Jane Susskind, published

Gearing up for the 2012 election, the Columbia Journalism Review has launched a project monitoring key swing states, covering the presidential candidates and media coverage of the election. Focusing on campaign finance, political spending, and misinformation, CJR has identified their target swing states as Nevada, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Michigan, Florida, Ohio, Colorado, and Iowa.

Their recent coverage includes tracking campaign cash in the commonwealth, answering questions about why 'issue coverage' is so boring, and fact checking media coverage on both Romney and Obama.

Some of their recent tweets:

Where campaign trail meets road trip: @annasale is traveling through swing states to speak with voters for @BrianLehrer — Swing States Project (@CJRSwingStates) July 10, 2012
Dear #Election2012 reporters: Keep your instincts close, & keep campaign promises closer CC @jbplainblog @ThePlumLineGS — Swing States Project (@CJRSwingStates) July 9, 2012
Could a @CSPAN-style platform for #NCpol provide newsrooms with more resources? @uncjschool, @fionamorgan & more here — Swing States Project (@CJRSwingStates) July 6, 2012


Like what you see? You can check out their website here and find them on Twitter here.


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