Week 11

Monday, November 8

Reporting Resources

Family Tree Now

Public Records Search:

Netronline—This is a database of local public records across the United States https://publicrecords.netronline.com/

Searchsystems.net — This is another good source to use to look up public records.  https://publicrecords.searchsystems.net/


FEC Itemizer  – Propublica takes FEC filings and makes them searchable.  Use this site to browse up-to-the-minute federal campaign finance filings. https://projects.propublica.org/itemizer/

Follow the Money—The nonpartisan Money in State Politics tracks political donations in all fifty states.  Their donor lookup is especially helpful. https://www.followthemoney.org/

Open Secrets—The nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics follows the money in US politics and its effect on public policy. They do a lot of the research. Also check out the political ads database.    http://www.opensecrets.org/

Senate Race-GOP

  • Eric Schmitt  – 2022
  • Eric Greitens – 2022
  • Mark McCloskey – 2022
  • Josh Hawley – 2024

Senate Race- DEM

  • Scott Sifton – 2022

Make pitch for final project. Each student’s part of this project will include a headline, abstract, 400-word (minimum) text story, video that includes multiple sources, sound and nat sound, strong sequenced video and a voice track.  You’ll lay it out on the project site using subheads, pull quotes, multiple photos, captions, links, etc. using the elements of strong web layout we’ve discussed in class.  The video should run between 1:15-1:45, include multiple sources, sound and nat sound, and signed out with “I’m ____________, for the Webster Journal.” Include the script for the video in the Comments section below your post.  Your individual project is worth 400 points.

Blog Check #3  


  • Website draft –
  • Social media ready up –
  • Photos and videos in
  • All photos and videos ready to go
  • Stories posted on website
  • Project due for review in class



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