A visiting friend from Boston last week complained bitterly about press coverage after the marathon bombings. Among other things, she wanted to know why so many outlets reported that there had been
Webinar: Redrawing the Lines: Writing About Redistricting
Are you ready to cover your state’s redistricting efforts? Do you know:
- Who will be drawing your state’s new Congressional and state House districts, and how they’ll go about it?
- Which districts are most likely to face dramatic change?
- Which demographic or other interest groups are likely to be helped or hurt?
- What happens if the process deadlocks?
- Why it matters so much?
- Where to find the answers to these questions?
Two national experts addressed policy, politics and reporting about this complex, every-10-years process that goes to the heart of our representative democracy. We also introduced new, open-source software that allows you to analyze proposed maps, or even create your own.
House Editor, Political Analyst, Cook Political Report
Dr. Michael P. McDonald
Associate Professor, George Mason University
Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Moderator: Linda Topping Streitfeld, Director of Programs, National Press Foundation
Redrawing The Lines - Writing About Redistricting [download]Dr. Michael P. McDonald [read bio]Associate Professor, George Mason University, Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Brookings InstitutionDavid Wasserman [read bio]House Editor of The Cook Political ReportLinda Streitfeld [read bio]Director of Programs, National Press Foundation
Redistricting 101 [download]Dr. Michael P. McDonald [read bio]Associate Professor, George Mason University, Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
What's New for Redistricting in 2012 [download]David Wasserman [read bio]House Editor of The Cook Political Report