Collaboration on a national scale: Journalism educators, students and the 2016 Australian federal election.
Andrew Dodd, Kayt Davies, Collette Snowden, Matthew Ricketson
Australian Journalism Review | Journalism Education Association | Published : 2018
Journalism is a collaborative process that requires individuals to work autonomously and collectively to produce news and information. In 2016, journalism educators from 28 Australian universities collaborated to provide coverage of the Australian federal election in a project called UniPollWatch. This project involved around 1000 students and 75 staff producing coverage of 150 House of Representatives seats that included 346 candidate profiles, 125 electorate profiles and verdict stories, profiles of 26 Senate candidates, and feature stories on nine key policy areas. The purpose-built UniPollWatch website also hosted two large-scale data journalism projects. This paper describes how the lar..View full abstract