Springfield News-Leader

Exploring Election Coverage and Impact of Social Media

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This week on Making Democracy Work, host Leslie Carrier talks with Will Schmitt, political journalist with the Springfield News Leader.

Today’s discussion explores the impact of social media on political journalism, and looks at how the newspaper navigates election coverage.

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Still don't have any idea what your children will do this summer?  There's an event this week to help you out.

Sign Up for Your Summer will have representatives from a variety of organizations that offer programs and activities for children and teens when school is out from May to August.

The program, sponsored by the Springfield-Greene County Library and the Springfield News-Leader, will be held Thursday (4/6) from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library.

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The second annual Springfield News-Leader “Best of 2016 Photo Show” to benefit Harmony House Family Violence Prevention Center takes place during the March First Friday Art Walk, Friday March 3rd from 5:30 to 8:00pm upstairs at Springfield Brewing Company, 301-305 S. Market.  “The News-Leader has a strong commitment, in our editorial agenda, to work with community partners to end domestic violence,” says Greg Holman of the News-Leader staff.  “We have a great trio of staff photographers who do awesome work.

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The domestic violence issue in Springfield will be front and center during an awareness event on Thursday.

Unite Springfield against Domestic Violence is a town hall style forum, now in its second year, presented by the Springfield News-Leader.

“We just want people to be aware of the problem, and maybe more importantly to see ways they can help,” said Stephen Herzog, the paper’s engagement editor.

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Even in a time where virtually anyone with a smartphone can be a "photojournalist," the grand old tradition of newspaper photography is alive and well.  The three staff photographers at the Springfield News-Leader do sterling work throughout the year, from following major news stories to offering glimpses of Ozarks culture.