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.
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