2016 Election Coverage, from Mayors to Governors to Presidents

Presented at ONA15
September 23, 2015
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The U.S. elections in 2016 won’t just usher in a new President; we’ll also see incoming mayors and governors across the country. This session is a behind-the-scenes look at inspiring projects, from encouraging your community to participate in municipal elections, to a hotly contested gubernatorial race, to how the Des Moines Register plans on covering the presidential race with a state-focused lens. Take home some creative ideas about how to cover the races in your own newsrooms.


Read Amalie Nash’s piece on engaging new and younger audiences: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/columnists/caucus/2015/07/04/amalie-nash-give-damn-des-moines/29712297/

Also, some research on engaging younger audiences: http://www.civicyouth.org/2014-youth-turnout-and-youth-registration-rates-lowest-ever-recorded-changes-essential-in-2016/


April Bethea
News Producer / Social Media Manager, The Charlotte Observer
Meghan McCarty
Commuting and Mobility Reporter, KPCC Southern California Public Radio
Amalie Nash
Executive Editor and Vice President for News and Engagement, USA TODAY NETWORK
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