Students will be encouraged to follow the election through the following sites. Some articles or news programs will be required reading, and will be identified as such in class and on the course blog http://hist362.blogspot.com
1. "French Politics" blog: <http://artgoldhammer.blogspot.com/>Observation and commentary by Art Goldhammer (Center for European Studies, Harvard), a leading American scholar and commentator on French culture, economy and politics (updated daily)
2. EuroNews coverage of French Presidential Election 2012-french-presidential-election/>Online news articles and video news coverage of French presidential election by a British-based news organization (updated daily)
3. "France 24" is an English-language 24-hour cable news channel and website of news coverage about France. With sponsorship from the French government but editorially independent. This site hosts several weekly news programs devoted to coverage of the election campaign as well as several blogs written by reporters covering the campaign. They are listed below:
3a. Campaign Chronicles <http://www.france24.com/en/taxonomy/emission/20153> a weekly television news program that broadcasts each week on Friday afternoon (Paris time, early Friday morning Las Vegas time) offering a round-up of weekly news on the campaign.
3b. France 2012 <http://www.france24.com/en/taxonomy/emission/20131> a weekly television program broadcast Thursday afternoon (Paris time, early Thurs morning Las Vegas time) with weekly news on the major campaign developments.
3c. Politics <http://www.france24.com/en/taxonomy/emission/18012>, a weekly political interview show broadcast Thursday afternoon (Paris time, early Thurs morning Las Vegas time).
3d. "Presidential Pate" <http://pate.blogs.france24.com/> "the greasiest and most savoury mouthfuls from French democracy's grand banquet." by France24 journalists.
3e. "Vue d'ailleurs" <http://frenchpolitics.blogs.france24.com/> Weekly blog offering "analysis of contemporary French issues" by a British scholar
4. "Opinion polling for the French presidential election, 2012" <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opinion_polling_for_the_French_presidential_election,_2012> Wikipedia site (all usual caveats apply) compiling publicly released horserace polls on the election
Saturday, January 7, 2012
English-language Coverage of French Elections
From Greg Brown at UNLV, this list of Web coverage of the elections in English, compiled with Rebecca Bolen for a course he is teaching: