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Getting ‘Election Night’ Right

The 2020 election is only two months away, and there’s work to be done to ensure fair, accurate, and comprehensive reporting amid a global pandemic and civil unrest.

What lessons has the press learned coming out of 2016? How can reporters better contextualize stories about things like polling numbers and Facebook misinformation? What can journalists do to prepare the public for the likelihood that election results may take days or weeks to process after November 3? And in the event election results are contested, how can the press inform the public without inflaming tensions or heightening mistrust?

Join ProPublica, the Brennan Center for Justice and New York University’s John Brademas Center for a virtual panel discussion as we explore these questions and more.

Moderator Michael Waldman, president of the Brennan Center, will be joined by ProPublica editor-in-chief Stephen Engelberg; CNN political correspondent Abby Phillip; and Amy Walter, national editor of The Cook Political Report and host of The Takeaway: Politics with Amy Walter.

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