National Press Club

Journalism Institute plans class on Sunlight Foundation's Politwoops tool, Aug. 26

August 20, 2014 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Photo/Image: Sunlight Foundation

TWOOPS! Did your favorite politician's fingers skitter a little too quickly across that keyboard?

The National Press Club's National Journalism Institute plans to conduct a class on the Sunlight Foundation's Politwoops, a tool that tracks deleted tweets by politicians, on Aug. 26 from 9:30-11:00 a.m. in the NPC's Bloomberg Room.

Register here. The fee ​is $5 Press Club members; $10 public. Club members should login for the discount code.​

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