The Weirdest Election “Night” Ever: Practical tools for sound election coverage

The Weirdest Election “Night” Ever: Practical tools for sound election coverage

Learn about the technology and tools available to help you strengthen your election coverage in 2020. This one-hour webinar, led by PolitiFact editor-in-chief Angie Drobnic Holan and misinformation reporter Daniel Funke, is sponsored by the Google News Initiative.

Originally broadcast on Sept. 23, 2020.

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With new voting processes, rampant mis/disinformation campaigns, unprecedented campaign spending and expected delays in results due to increased mail-in voting, journalists must prepare to cover an election unlike any other. What tools can you use to do your best work this election?

Join PolitiFact Editor-in-Chief Angie Holan and reporter Daniel Funke as they delve into the variety of online tools you can use to enhance your coverage, including Google trends, advanced search, political ads on Facebook and more. They’ll also help explain how to find other public opinion resources, content to fact-check and provide other tips to make sure your election coverage doesn’t miss a beat.


Broadcast date: Sept. 23, 2020 at 2 p.m. Eastern

Course learning outcomes

By the end of this webinar, you will be able to:

  1. Utilize Google trends, advanced Google search and other tools to bolster your election coverage
  2. Relate fact-checking content about voting and elections
  3. Find political ads on Facebook

Who should take this course?

Journalists and fact-checkers of any medium who are covering the 2020 election or will be covering future elections.



Daniel Funke


Angie Holan

Angie Holan


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