Election SOS and the American Press Institute are partnering to provide a Trusted Elections Expert Network. This database is designed for you to quickly find vetted, non-partisan diverse election experts across a variety of topics to call on for sources and for support. The searchable directory is sorted by location, expertise, election topic, and language.
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Vice president of creative services / News Literacy Project
Research Director / Center for Media and Democracy
David J. Becker
Executive Director and Founder / Center for Election Innovation & Research
Elections Integrity Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States / Alliance for Securing Democracy
Professor of Political Science / Iowa State University
Dr. Allison Prasch
Assistant Professor of Rhetoric, Politics & Culture / University of Wisconsin, Madison
Dr. Michael Hanmer
Professor of Government and Politics and Research Director / Center for Democracy and Civic Engagement at the University of Maryland
Dr. Michelle Ferrier
Founder & Executive Director / Trollbusters
Dr. Peniel E. Joseph
Professor of Public Affairs / The University of Texas at Austin
Vice president, educator network / News Literacy Project
Edward B. Foley
Ebersold Chair in Constitutional Law; Director, Election Law / The Ohio State University
Senior Fellow and Founding Director of the Center for Effective Public Management at / The Brookings Institution
This list is informed by Hearken ElectionSOS and API’s Trusted Elections Network. The American Press Institute’s Trusted Elections Network is a separate private network that connects both journalists and experts to better understand and cover elections, consider strategies for addressing persistent misinformation challenges, and provide journalists with relevant expertise in real-time to strengthen election coverage this year. The network currently includes more than 250 members who share highlights and insight regularly through our email discussion list and digital conversations.
For resources to support your election coverage, come join the API network.
Election SOS’ Trusted Election Experts are selected by the Election SOS outreach team. We invite scholars, advocates, attorneys, journalists, and anyone who has a verifiable body of work behind their opinions, to join the network. The experts are identified by their relevant expertise, their availability, and their commitment to benefitting the public good. No compensation is exchanged for the experts’ time, and it is up to the individual to respond to requests as they are able. The team finds our trusted experts through various means including their professional and personal networks, following the news, researching university and think tank websites, and recommendations from reliable sources. We look for people and organizations that demonstrate accountability and transparency in their research, meet our program objective to represent a variety of voices, and rely on our own journalistic instincts when vetting them as trustworthy.
If you or someone you know want to contribute your expertise to the Election SOS Trusted Election Expert Network please contact email@example.com.