JEEcamp, the online journalism enterprise and experimentation unconference, was held for the last time yesterday (Friday 21 May 2010) in Birmingham but went out with a bang with excellent and revealing speeches from Stewart Kirkpatrick, founder of the Caledonian Mercury, and Simon Waldman, former director of digital strategy for the Guardian Media Group and now group product director at LOVEFiLM.
Forget about the politicians and their wives, which journalist has done it for you during the general election? In this completely unofficial set of polls, let us know whose coverage you’ve enjoyed the most. If you’ve got notable mentions to add, drop us a line [judith at journalism.co.uk], tweet [@journalismnews] or comment below. Nominations were compiled using our readers’ suggestions – but add your own to the poll too!
The problems associated with media coverage of political opinion polling is being tackled on the Liberal Democrat Voice blog by one of its contributors Mark Pack.
“The most obvious problem is when an opinion poll from one polling company is compared not with the previous poll from that company but against an older one because the intervening one happened to have been published by a different media outlet,” explains Pack in a post last month.
The system for scoring the papers asks whether the title has: followed the British Polling Council’s rules; reported the fieldwork dates for the poll; and are changes in party support from the last poll conducted by that paper referenced in the report.
According to the scores for January, the Sunday Mirror and the Times are faring the best on Pack’s scale; while the Sunday Telegraph and the Times have the least points.
While its not a scientific exercise, it will be interesting to see in the build-up to the election how poll coverage changes and which papers collect the most “brownie points” as more months of data are collected.
An eagle-eyed spot from Mark Pack, head of innovations for the Liberal Democrats. It looks like the Telegraph team were sharing the editorial process a bit too much here. Probably the capitalised question to the newspaper’s legal team isn’t one that should have made it onto a Baby P story on the Telegraph’s site… Full story at this link.