Politics

National Press Foundation link: New NPF Guide to Tracking COVID Cash October 05, 2020

New NPF Guide to Tracking COVID Cash

New Guidebook Helps Journalists Follow the Pandemic Stimulus Money.

National Press Foundation link: Three Tools for Tracking COVID Cash September 17, 2020

Three Tools for Tracking COVID Cash

Updated tools to help reporters follow the pandemic stimulus money.

National Press Foundation link: Covering Barriers to Voting October 01, 2020

Covering Barriers to Voting

The Voting Process is Big News This Cycle

National Press Foundation link: COVID Cash and the Debt September 16, 2020

COVID Cash and the Debt

What the huge infusion of federal money means for the nation’s long-term fiscal health.

National Press Foundation link: What Else Is On The Ballot? September 10, 2020

What Else Is On The Ballot?

Tips for Covering Initiatives and Referendums

National Press Foundation link: The Effects of Vaccine Hesitancy August 03, 2020

The Effects of Vaccine Hesitancy

Coronavirus Vaccine Faces Early Battle Against Growing Pockets of Resistance

National Press Foundation link: Tracking the People Receiving Loans July 20, 2020

Tracking the People Receiving Loans

Top Investigative Reporters Offer Tips and Strategy on Backgrounding Businesses

National Press Foundation link: Documenting Federal COVID Contracts July 16, 2020

Documenting Federal COVID Contracts

ProPublica Dashboard on Federal Contracts Helps Reporters Probe Coronavirus Spending

National Press Foundation link: When the Government Bails Out the Economy July 14, 2020

When the Government Bails Out the Economy

Putting the $4 Trillion COVID Bailout in Historical Context

National Press Foundation link: Media Lawsuit Demands COVID Data July 14, 2020

Media Lawsuit Demands COVID Data

News Organizations Still Demand Full Disclosure from SBA

National Press Foundation link: Who Got the COVID Cash? July 13, 2020

Who Got the COVID Cash?

Where to Find Macro and Micro Data on the Government’s Coronavirus Stimulus Spending

National Press Foundation link: Understanding the Jobs Report June 30, 2020

Understanding the Jobs Report

A Former Bureau of Labor Statistics Chief Describes How Monthly Jobs Numbers are Derived – and Safeguarded

National Press Foundation link: Covering Voting by Mail June 16, 2020

Covering Voting by Mail

How COVID-19 Has Fast-Tracked Voting by Mail – and What Reporters Need to Know

National Press Foundation link: Watching 2020 Elections December 20, 2019

Watching 2020 Elections

A Political Expert’s Take on 2020

National Press Foundation link: Polling the 2020 Race December 20, 2019

Polling the 2020 Race

After 2016 Surprises, Some Tips on Interpreting Polls

National Press Foundation link: Counting the Delegates December 19, 2019

Counting the Delegates

How Presidential Nominees are Chosen

National Press Foundation link: Gerrymandering and Redistricting December 19, 2019

Gerrymandering and Redistricting

Will the 2020 Census Impact Elections and Congress?

National Press Foundation link: Finding False Statements December 16, 2019

Finding False Statements

Fact-Checkers Turn Lens to State and Local Falsehoods

National Press Foundation link: Mining Employment Data December 10, 2019

Mining Employment Data

Bureau of Labor Statistics Offers National, Local Focus

National Press Foundation link: Campaign Finance in the States December 10, 2019

Campaign Finance in the States

Money in Politics Beyond Contributions

National Press Foundation link: Covering Impeachment October 08, 2019

Covering Impeachment

Longtime Political Reporter Offers Perspective on Impeachment

National Press Foundation link: Understanding the Farm Bill September 18, 2019

Understanding the Farm Bill

How Tariffs and Politics Impact Farmers?

National Press Foundation link: Tips for Covering Campaign Finance April 03, 2019

Tips for Covering Campaign Finance

Money Touches Everything, Giving Reporters Wide License

National Press Foundation link: Tracking Campaign Spending April 03, 2019

Tracking Campaign Spending

How Candidates Raise and Spend Money is Always Changing, Always Growing

National Press Foundation link: Tracking the Expanding List of Presidential Falsehoods February 11, 2019

Tracking the Expanding List of Presidential Falsehoods

Tracking the Expanding List of Presidential Falsehoods

National Press Foundation link: Embeds on the Campaign Trail February 11, 2019

Embeds on the Campaign Trail

Exhausting and Exhilarating, Embeds Always on the Job

National Press Foundation link: White House Beat: Frustrations and Surprises February 06, 2019

White House Beat: Frustrations and Surprises

For Reporters on the Beat, Covering the President is Stifling and Rewarding

National Press Foundation link: The Evolving Presidential Primary Process February 05, 2019

The Evolving Presidential Primary Process

Running for President Has Gotten Vastly More Complicated

National Press Foundation link: The Trump White House in 2019 December 14, 2018

The Trump White House in 2019

Investigations, Campaigning and Maybe Some Governing on Tap for Year Three of Trump Tenure

National Press Foundation link: Congress in The Trump Years December 14, 2018

Congress in The Trump Years

Newly in Charge Democrats Will Keep the Focus on Their Agenda – and Trump

National Press Foundation link: Redistricting and 2020 October 02, 2018

Redistricting and 2020

After 2020 Census, Congressional Borders Will be Redrawn

National Press Foundation link: Tips for Covering Election Night October 02, 2018

Tips for Covering Election Night

The Vote Count, Exit Polls and How Elections Are Called

National Press Foundation link: Understanding Wave Elections October 02, 2018

Understanding Wave Elections

Why Does a President’s Party Gets Tossed in a Midterm Election?

National Press Foundation link: The Midterms in 2018 October 02, 2018

The Midterms in 2018

Trump’s Unpopularity and Its Impact on Congressional Elections

National Press Foundation link: Understanding Polls October 01, 2018

Understanding Polls

Polls Are Ever-Important – and Also Rapidly Changing

National Press Foundation link: Trump Tariffs Roil Farmers September 06, 2018

Trump Tariffs Roil Farmers

How Ag Tariffs Could Impact the Mid-Term Elections

National Press Foundation link: How Charlie Cook Predicts Elections February 06, 2018

How Charlie Cook Predicts Elections

Using the Tools the Pundits Use

National Press Foundation link: The Pros and Cons of Campaign Finance Limits February 06, 2018

The Pros and Cons of Campaign Finance Limits

Understanding the Impact of Citizens United and Other Money-and-Politics Court Cases

National Press Foundation link: How Campaign Money Drives Politics February 06, 2018

How Campaign Money Drives Politics

Understanding Super PACS and “Dark Money” and The Impact on Elections

National Press Foundation link: Tips for Reporting on Political Polls February 05, 2018

Tips for Reporting on Political Polls

When it Comes to Polls, Verify Them – and Beware the Hype

National Press Foundation link: Managing the White House Beat December 06, 2017

Managing the White House Beat

Round the Clock Headlines in Prestigious Beat

National Press Foundation link: Pinning Down the Truth December 05, 2017

Pinning Down the Truth

Fact-Checkers Search for Reality – Even as Partisans Choose to Ignore It

National Press Foundation link: Understanding Redistricting November 07, 2017

Understanding Redistricting

Drawing Legislative and Congressional Districts Can be Tricky – and Possibly Unfair

National Press Foundation link: Reporters Share Tips for Documenting Campaign Cash May 04, 2017

Reporters Share Tips for Documenting Campaign Cash

For Journalists on Political Money Beat, Money is Only Part of the Equation

National Press Foundation link: Tracking Political Money May 04, 2017

Tracking Political Money

OpenSecrets Website a Pivotal Resource to Track Campaign and Lobbying Cash

National Press Foundation link: Why Limit Campaign Contributions? May 02, 2017

Why Limit Campaign Contributions?

Advocacy Group Argues Limitations Are Misguided

National Press Foundation link: Understanding Campaign Finance Law May 02, 2017

Understanding Campaign Finance Law

The Legal Framework for the Campaign Finance System Involves More Than Just Citizens United

National Press Foundation link: Following the Money at State and Local Levels May 02, 2017

Following the Money at State and Local Levels

50 State Laws Complicate Matters

National Press Foundation link: Making Sense of Political Polls September 14, 2016

Making Sense of Political Polls

New Approaches Result in Rash of New Polls – and Concerns

National Press Foundation link: Finding Truth in a Fast-Moving Campaign September 14, 2016

Finding Truth in a Fast-Moving Campaign

As Truth Squads Have Proliferated, Campaign Journalism Has Forever Changed

National Press Foundation link: Delegate Rules and Covering Conventions April 05, 2016

Delegate Rules and Covering Conventions

Tips and Resources for Journalists Going to Cleveland and Philly

National Press Foundation link: Covering Campaigns October 05, 2015

Covering Campaigns

National Press Foundation link: Covering Congress November 02, 2015

Covering Congress

National Press Foundation link: Checking in with the Fact-Checkers October 05, 2015

Checking in with the Fact-Checkers

Real-Time Fact-Checking of Politicians Important in Election Coverage

National Press Foundation link: Advice for Covering Political Conventions June 17, 2016

Advice for Covering Political Conventions

Reporters Share Tips for Covering Your First National Convention

National Press Foundation link: Gay Marriage June 06, 2015

Gay Marriage