Politics and Law

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Get Credit for the Ethics and Fairness Behind Your Election Coverage

  • Lynn Walsh

Journalists have ethics? No way? As a journalist, you know how hard you work to be fair and ethical, but do your users? Probably not. Get tips on how you can discuss your ethics...

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Election 2020: Combating Misinformation, Disinformation and Deepfakes

  • An Xiao Mina
  • Matthew Wright
  • Claire Wardle
  • Moderated by Matt Thompson

Each election cycle sees new tactics and technology used to misinform the public in the digital space. Join this high-level discussion on the dangers of disinformation and...

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How Publishers Are Using CrowdTangle To Cover Elections

  • Samantha Benent
  • Chris Miles
  • Jareen Imam
  • Brooke Seipel

Learn how national and local news organizations are covering the U.S. elections on Facebook and Instagram, and hear from NBC News and The Hill on how they use CrowdTangle in their...

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Decision 2020: The Immersive Election

  • Laura Hertzfeld
  • Ray Soto
  • Mia Tramz

This event is presented by Yahoo! News With major advances in VR and AR technology and distribution over the past four years, the 2020 election is gearing up to be the first...

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Ideas and Tools to Decode the 2020 Census

  • Ashley Alvarado
  • Michael Cook Sr.
  • D’Vera Cohn
  • Ryan Pitts
  • Moderated by Dorothy Bland

Well-understood as both a constitutional imperative undergirding representative democracy and the rare political flashpoint that rises above the news of the day, the decennial...

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2020 Campaign Coverage: Beyond the Horse Race

  • Naomi Schalit
  • Denise-Marie Ordway
  • John Adams
  • Moderated by Joel Abrams

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...

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Election 2020: Using Data to Report on Votes and Voters

  • Hannah Fingerhut
  • Emily Swanson

Election 2020 is the meta-story of the moment, and the best political storytelling on November 3, 2020 (and in the days and weeks that follow!) will depend on data. Join...

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Legal Panel: Leaks and Secrets

  • Alison Schary
  • Kate Bolger
  • Meg Marco
  • Katie Townsend

Breaking the next Pentagon Papers is the career-making, public interest journalism of reporters’ dreams. But how to actually do it? The ONA19 Legal Panel brings together a team...

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Fireside Chat with Maria Ressa

  • Maria Ressa
  • Moderated by Anita Zielina

Recent global shifts toward nationalism have led to a deterioration of press freedom worldwide. Journalist Maria Ressa has been on the front lines of this battle. Her...