Media - Covering the 2020 Presidential Campaign

Covering a presidential campaign, particularly with a large field of candidates, presents significant challenges for news organizations large and small.  Large outlets such as the networks devote substantial resources to the campaign including fielding campaign embeds.  Outlets in the early states have many opportunities to cover the candidates.  This section presents press releases from news organizations highlighting features and innovations in their coverage of the campaign.


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Covering the 2020 Presidential Campaign

CNN: Top 2020 Democrats to face Iowa voters in CNN town halls one week before caucuses [Jan. 28-29, 2020]

Apple News teams with ABC News for 2020 presidential election coverage (Dec. 16, 2019)

NBC News and Meet the Press Launch Year-Long “County to County” Project... (Nov. 18, 2019)

McClatchy Launches Subscription Product for Political Obsessives Who Know the Presidential Election Will Not Be Decided Inside the Beltway (Nov. 5, 2019)

U.S. News Teams Up with USAFacts to Strengthen Non-Partisan Reporting of the 2020 Presidential Election (Oct. 15, 2019)

Primary 2020: The Exchange Candidate Forums from NHPR (Oct. 2, 2019)

NHPR: New Podcast Takes In-Depth Look at the New Hampshire Primary (Sept. 10, 2019)

The Washington Post establishes a computational political journalism R&D lab to augment its campaign 2020 coverage (July 24, 2019)

Reuters to distribute real-time 2020 U.S. presidential election results and exit polls from the National Election Pool in groundbreaking collaboration (July 22, 2019)

CNN debuts new polling standards as 2020 race heats up (July 9, 2019)

Iowa Public Radio: New Podcast "Caucus Land" Debuts in July (May 31, 2019)

The University of Chicago Institute of Politics: 2020 Campaign Journalism Conference, April 11-12, 2019 [PDF - Agenda]

ABC News 2020 campaign producers/reporters (Mar. 5, 2019)

AP adds 2 journalists to 2020 reporting team (Feb. 4, 2019)

CBS News announces 2020 presidential campaign digital journalists (Jan. 11, 2019)

The Circus: Inside the Wildest Political Show on Earth Returns to SHOWTIME on January 27 (Jan. 4, 2019)

The Des Moines Register and CNN announce partnership to produce the Iowa Poll (Dec. 6, 2018)



Introducing the Candidates

CNN Town Halls town halls featuring in-studio audiences, first aired on Jan. 28 (Harris)

WMUR-TV "Conversation with the Candidates" 60-minute broadcasts recorded live-to-tape before an in-studio audience, first taped on Feb. 26 (Yang)

Center for Public Integrity 2020 Presidential Profiles

NHPR "2020 Candidate Conversations" on "The Exchange" first on Mar. 21 (Gabbard)

Quad-City Times "Leading the Nation - Iowa 2020" forums at St. Ambrose University, first one April 28 (Swalwell)




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