Made possible through a grant from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund
There are several ways that political funds can play a role in key states, especially during an election year. You’ll see how to trace money that comes from outside sources to state-based political groups, and how to follow the path of expenditures from the ground game to the air wars. Click here to download a list of links mentioned in the training. View the webinar below or see it in a new window by clicking here.
DEREK WILLIS is a member of Interactive News Technology at The New York Times, where he works on election and political applications. He also builds and maintains The Times’ government data APIs. He has worked at The Washington Post, the Center for Public Integrity, Congressional Quarterly and The Palm Beach Post. Find him online at open.nytimes.com, blog.thescoop.org or on Twitter @derekwillis.
To find more tips on covering the elections check out the campaign 2012 tipsheets from the IRE Resource Center here: https://www.ire.org/resource-