Politics: Prepping for the midterms

  • Event: 2018 Denver Watchdog Workshop
  • Speakers: Sandra Fish of independent journalist; Nancy Watzman of Lynx LLC
  • Date/Time: Saturday, May. 5 at 2:00pm
  • Location: Training room
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

A wealth of practical advice and possible story angles as your newsroom gears up to cover the 2018 midterm elections.

Speaker Bios

  • Sandra Fish is a Colorado data journalist specializing in politics. She's done work for the Colorado Sun, Colorado Independent, OpenSecrets, ESPN, Colorado Public Radio and others. She also teaches data journalism at University of Colorado Boulder.

  • Nancy Watzman is an award-winning investigative journalist, researcher, strategist, a who works on the cusp of technology and journalism. Her career spans work with the Internet Archive, the Sunlight Foundation, the Center for Public Integrity, the Center for Responsive Politics, and the Democracy Fund. In 2019, she served as director of the Colorado Media Project, and in 2018, as outreach editor for the Knight Commission on Trust, Media and Democracy. 

Related Tipsheets

  • Politics: Prepping for the midterms
    Sandra Fish and Nancy Watzman explained how to cover the midterms, such as backgrounding candidates, knowing election laws, following money and donations and tracking media and misinformation.