Join our News Hunt for good journalism on the 2008 Presidential Election, in partnership with PBS Engage and the documentary series P.O.V. For two weeks, starting starting today and continuing through July 14th, PBS and P.O.V. viewers will join forces with the NewTrust community to find the best online news coverage of the 2008 elections, from the perspective of everyday Americans. Using the NewsTrust review tools, we'll find great reporting on this topic, from campaign advertising and town hall meetings to the voting booth.
To begin your exploration, go to our Election topic page. There you'll find a wide range of news stories and opinion pieces on the 2008 election. Try out the NewsTrust review tool to rate these stories, keeping in mind to focus on the quality of the journalism, rather than whether you agree or disagree with the viewpoints expressed in each story.
On Tuesday July 1st, you might like to watch P.O.V.'s new documentary, "Election Day," which focuses on the street-level experience of voters in America. You will be able to watch it online at the P.O.V. website, or see it on your local PBS station (check here for local listings).
As we watch these citizens from all walks of life take democracy into their own hands, let's ask ourselves what works and what doesn't in our current election process -- and what needs to change so that citizens can participate more effectively. We'll then join forces to find great journalism that investigates practical solutions to these issues, including election reform.
If you haven't already, please sign up to review stories on NewsTrust.
For additional tips on how to participate, check our Election News Hunt welcome page.