Source:Jessica Huseman, Sam Levine and Pema LevyJessica Huseman, Sam Levine and Pema Levy
Affiliation:ProPublica, Huffington Post and Mother JonesProPublica, Huffington Post and Mother Jones
Across the country, legislatures have passed or are considering laws that radically change the way we vote. To justify the changes, they cite anecdotal and often exaggerated cases of fraud or cherrypick academic work. A new study shows media coverage is the key indicator for whether voters believe voter fraud is a real problem, so it's imperative journalists get this coverage right. You'll walk away from this panel with actionable steps to cover election administration and changing voting laws in your home state and county. Learn to pick apart studies, ask activists tough questions, and use publicly available data to better understand local voting issues.