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Media training: Election reporting

The Walkley Foundation and Scanlon Foundation present webinars exploring best practice reporting around political engagement and election participation by multicultural communities.

Cross cultural-political participation

This session provides guidance and insight to support journalists seeking to explore the issues important to diverse communities and the spectrum of political perception by those communities. The webinar will include practical tips and common pitfalls. It’s a must-watch for anyone covering this year’s federal election. Our speakers are: Trish Prentice, Senior Researcher, Scanlon Research Institute Naureen Choudry, community panellist Nour Haydar, Political Reporter, ABC Host: Anthea Hancocks, CEO, Scanlon Foundation.

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Interpreting Polls

Do you know what to look for when considering the usefulness of polling? What do the numbers tell us, and what do they miss? Are they a useful tool in revealing the public’s priorities and values, or can they be misleading, even distorting the true picture of opinion?

In this webinar, Emeritus Professor Andrew Markus AO, an expert in survey methodology and interpretation shares how journalists can assess the quality of polls and improve their understanding of community perception. ABC’s Sabra Lane joins him to share how polls have improved over time and provided insights both before and after elections.

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This series is a collaboration with the Scanlon Foundation.

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