election coverage

Election Coverage Checklist: Putting the Audience First



At Election SOS, we believe that democracy must be preserved and newsrooms have the responsibility to meaningfully listen and respond to the communities they serve and aim to serve, so the public can fully participate in the democratic process.

Here is a checklist for journalists to use at each state of the reporting process to evaluate how well your election coverage puts the audience’s needs first. Download the PDF for additional resources to inform your coverage choices.

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Ariel Zirulnick of the Membership Puzzle Project contributed to this post.