Source:Michael Beckel, Anna Massoglia and Robin Fields
Affiliation:Issue One, Center for Responsive Politics and ProPublica
Dark money is poised to play a major role in the 2020 elections, up and down the ballot, aiding candidates across the ideological spectrum. This panel will empower journalists to uncover information about dark money activity, detailing tools and techniques to track secretive groups, piece together opaque spending networks, and uncover donors by using political ad records, corporate records, campaign finance data, and filings with the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor, Congress and more. You can start by bookmarking OpenSecrets.org as well as Issue One's database of dark money donors (bit.ly/DarkMoneyData).