Redistricting and Elections (November 2021)

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November 17, 2021

Redistricting and Elections (November 2021)

States are redrawing political districts based on 2020 census data. This 90-minute webinar will prepare journalists to cover the redistricting process in their state and track the impact on upcoming elections.

Overview

  • Join PolitiFact’s editor-in-chief and senior correspondent as they explore redistricting on Nov. 17 at noon Eastern
  • Hear tips from experienced journalists who have covered redistricting in decades past
  • Share what this process means for your audiences, including vulnerable populations
  • Get your questions answered throughout the webinar and during a Q&A at the end of the session

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Learning Outcomes

After this presentation, panel discussion and Q&A, you will be able to:

  • Outline key redistricting concepts as you examine your state’s unique process
  • Define how redistricting in 2021 looks different than it did in 2011 and before
  • Generate story ideas about redistricting, voting and elections that you can work on right away and over the long term
  • Utilize expert sources for your reporting

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Overview

  • Join PolitiFact’s editor-in-chief and senior correspondent as they explore redistricting on Nov. 17 at noon Eastern
  • Hear tips from experienced journalists who have covered redistricting in decades past
  • Share what this process means for your audiences, including vulnerable populations
  • Get your questions answered throughout the webinar and during a Q&A at the end of the session

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Redistricting is the process by which all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico redraw the boundaries of their congressional and state legislative districts. Using data from the 2020 census, states are in the midst of redistricting now.

This once-a-decade process varies by state, inspires political, civic and legal action, and fundamentally determines how power is distributed in the United States. Part of Poynter’s training series on the 2020 census, this webinar will help journalists report on redistricting and its impact for years to come.

PolitiFact editor-in-chief Angie Drobnic Holan and PolitiFact senior correspondent Louis Jacobson will guide you through this session, live from their office on ASU’s Washington campus. In the first part of the webinar, you’ll hear from redistricting experts and journalists about what the process looks like in 2021. Then, you’ll hear from experienced journalists about their best stories, tips and lessons from covering redistricting in the past. You’re encouraged to ask questions throughout the session, and we’ll leave time at the end for a Q&A.

Questions?

If you need assistance, email us at info@poynter.org.

This free, 90-minute webinar will be broadcast live on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021 at noon Eastern time. A replay will be available for registrants within 48 hours.

Who should apply

Local journalists and fact-checkers who are tasked with reporting on the U.S. census or those who cover economics, politics, government, justice or general assignment should enroll.

Journalism students, educators and advocates will also benefit.

Cost

This webinar is offered tuition-free, and is part of Poynter’s ongoing census training series.

This effort is led by Big Local News at Stanford University, Census Reporter at Northwestern University and the Associated Press, and is made possible with support from the Google News Initiative, in cooperation with the JSK Journalism Fellowships, and an anonymous donor.

Instructors

  • Angie Drobnic Holan
    Editor-in-Chief, PolitiFact
    Angie Drobnic Holan is the editor-in-chief of PolitiFact. She previously was an editor, deputy editor and reporter for PolitiFact, helping launch the site in 2007....
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  • Louis Jacobson
    Senior Fact-Checker, PolitiFact
    Louis Jacobson is the senior correspondent for PolitiFact and a staff writer for the Tampa Bay Times. He has served as deputy editor of Roll Call...
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Panelists

  • Ally Mutnick
    House Campaigns Reporter, Politico
    Ally Mutnick is a campaign reporter for POLITICO and expert on all things congressional elections. She previously worked as a hotline fellow and house races...
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  • Olga Pierce
    Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    Olga is an investigative reporter in New York specializing in economics and data reporting. She has recently written stories about unemployment insurance, legislative redistricting and...
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  • David Wasserman
    Senior Editor, U.S. House of Representatives for The Cook Political Report
    David Wasserman is Senior Editor, U.S. House of Representatives for The Cook Political Report with Amy Walter, where he is responsible for analyzing U.S. House...
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  • Benjamin Williams
    Program Principal, National Conference of State Legislatures
    Benjamin Williams has provided policy expertise in redistricting to state legislators and their staff for the National Conference of State Legislatures. He's researched existing election...
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  • Janet Williams
    Journalist, Writer and Editor
    Janet Williams is a communications professional who brings the experience of having been a reporter and editor for the major daily newspapers in Pittsburgh and...
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