Covering Jails and Justice: The 2020 Election Issues

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Covering Jails and Justice: The 2020 Election Issues

Join senior faculty member Al Tompkins and Marshall Project reporter Jamiles Lartey to learn how to better cover the most pressing justice reform issues ahead of the 2020 election.

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For the last three years, Poynter has trained hundreds of journalists around America as part of our Covering Jails project. In this one-hour webinar, journalist Jamiles Lartey of The Marshall Project will discuss justice reform efforts as they relate to the upcoming 2020 election.

We will examine the Democratic and Republican platforms for justice reform, empowering journalists with the knowledge they’ll need to ask direct questions to candidates, including U.S. House of Representatives and Senate candidates. The session will be hosted by Poynter senior faculty Al Tompkins, who has led Covering Jails workshops in a dozen cities since 2018.


Broadcast date: Friday, Sept. 25, 2020 at 2 p.m. Eastern

Course learning outcomes

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

  1. Generate direct questions to ask political candidates
  2. Understand the current party platforms as they relate to justice reform

Who should take this course?

Journalists from any medium that cover politics, government, crime or criminal justice.



Jamiles Lartey

Staff Writer
The Marshall Project

Al Tompkins, Senior Faculty, Broadcast and Online

Al Tompkins

Senior Faculty
The Poynter Institute

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