Politics and Law

ONA19

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...

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[Sponsored] Charting U.S. Elections 2020 in Real Time

This event is presented by Reuters Across countries, almost two-thirds feel the media are good at keeping people up to date (62%), but are far less good at helping them understand...

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[Sponsored] 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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When Satire Is the Most Effective Political Coverage

  • Francesca Fiorentini
  • Matt Negrin
  • Melinda Taub

In a truly unprecedented political climate, both journalists and audiences can feel fatigued from day-to-day news coverage. Satirical news shows like The Daily Show and Full...

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Innovations in Fact-Checking Your Government

  • Angie Holan
  • Omar Mohammed
  • Eric Carvin

We’ve entered a golden age for fact-checking, with new teams of fact-checkers and digital tools sprouting up around the world. What are the latest digital tools they are using...