The U.S. elections in 2016 won’t just usher in a new President; we’ll also see incoming mayors and governors across the country. This session is a behind-the-scenes look at inspiring projects, from encouraging your community to participate in municipal elections, to a hotly contested gubernatorial race, to how the Des Moines Register plans on covering the presidential race with a state-focused lens. Take home some creative ideas about how to cover the races in your own newsrooms.
Read Amalie Nash's piece on engaging new and younger audiences: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/columnists/caucus/2015/07/04/amalie-nash-give-damn-des-moines/29712297/
Also, some research on engaging younger audiences: http://www.civicyouth.org/2014-youth-turnout-and-youth-registration-rates-lowest-ever-recorded-changes-essential-in-2016/
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Meghan McCarty - Commuting and Mobility Reporter, KPCC Southern California Public Radio
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