Supporting journalists in responding to critical election information needs.
Participants will receive expert training over the course of four weeks on:
Use the Citizens Agenda and other forms of engagement reporting to surface community information needs.
Navigate misinformation and disinformation and build trust with audiences during an election campaign.
Provide best-in-class voter guides, cover voting safety concerns in the midst of a pandemic, and spot attempts at voter suppression.
- Individualized strategy support to meet your coverage goals from our network of topical experts throughout the course of the election season.
- Access to a network of peers on our community platform designed to connect journalists with specific needs.
- Funding opportunities to overcome obstacles newsrooms face in implementing the best practices toward listening-based elections coverage. Stipends can be used for hiring freelancers, purchasing software, or other identified needs.
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Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited.
The Election SOS team & partners
ElectionSOS is managed by the engagement consultancy Hearken and is fiscally sponsored by the American Press Institute, a nonprofit that helps transform news organizations for an audience-centric future. Read about related API efforts to improve election reporting.