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Articles tagged Elections (12)

“If you’re going to shift narratives in this country, you need people to actually read what you’re doing.”
There’s good evidence that some people find predictive models like FiveThirtyEight’s confusing, and an argument that they might keep people from voting. But 2016’s scars shouldn’t mean that voters have to be kept in the dark.
“I often say to the writers, ‘Write this as if it were a letter to your friend.'”
“Our effort here is to understand what political speech looks like in Canada when it comes to advertising.”
“In a well-functioning system, citizens need to be actively engaged in their government and aware of decisions made by their elected representatives. Newspapers are a means of citizen engagement, and this study provides evidence of the importance of this link.”
To save money on newsprint and late press runs, Gannett told its newspapers not to bother printing results and to direct the curious online. Here’s how that played out.
“We had a lot of people who enjoyed staring at it.”
By creating locally focused series of short online videos and partnering with local outlets in early primary and caucus states, the company aims to capture some of the digital political ad dollars that could otherwise go elsewhere.
The Des Moines Register, the Associated Press, and WNYC are among organizations receiving a total of $3.2 million for projects designed to increase voter turnout and develop more tools to analyze campaign finance disclosures.