2020 Campaign Coverage: Beyond the Horse Race

  • Thursday – 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Rhythms II + III - 2nd Floor | Sheraton
  • #ONA19Campaign
  • Session audio will be posted

Offering tips, techniques and models to better inform citizens about what they need to know, this deeply-reported session on political journalism will provide insights into how "horse-race" reporting short-sells its audience and why issues journalism can shape political campaigns in productive ways.

This session is designed for:

  • Political journalists who would like to improve their poll-result reporting and "expert" sourcing
  • Newsrooms interested in building balanced coverage capable of driving positive change
  • Anyone looking to move beyond the content-free minutia of campaign coverage


Joel Abrams - Manager, Media Outreach, The Conversation US
@BostonAbrams | https://theconversation.com

Naomi Schalit - Senior Politics Editor, The Conversation US
@Naomi_Schalit | https://theconversation.com/us

Denise Ordway - Managing Editor, Journalist's Resource at Harvard Kennedy School
@DeniseOrdway | https://journalistsresource.org/

John Adams - Executive Director, Editor-in-Chief, Montana Free Press
@johnsadams406 | http://www.montanafreepress.org

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