French newspaper has a radical idea after polls failed to predict Trump

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One of the biggest shocks of 2016 was the failure of opinion polls to predict the Brexit referendum results and the victory of Donald Trump at the U.S. elections. 

For this reason, one of France’s most popular newspapers has taken a radical stance: stop commissioning opinion polls altogether ahead of this year’s presidential election and focus instead on proximity and on-the-ground reporting. 

Stéphane Albouy, who heads Le Parisien, said he wanted his journalists to return to “our essence, the core of our profession: the field and the reportage” by talking to people about their fears and expectations.  Read more…

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Source: Mashable

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