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AP Definitive Source Series: Preparing for the US Presidential Election
AP will count the vote and declare winners in some 7,000 races this November, doing the work so Americans – and the world – know as soon as possible who wins not only the White House, but control of Congress. How long it will take to call the presidential race will depend to a large degree on how close it is, and whatever rules states impose that affect how quickly they report results. You can count on AP once again as the world’s most reliable source for election results. As we have for more than 170 years, AP will count the vote and report the results quickly, accurately and without fear or favor. Help your newsroom prepare for this unique moment in history by taking part in our Definitive Source webinar series.

Register once and you can attend any of the Thursday sessions for as much time as your schedule allows. A recording link of each session will be sent to everyone who registers.

The schedule:
_Sept. 17: Why this election is different.
_Sept. 24: How race calling works. Get an insider's understanding of how AP equips and trains its race caller network.
_Oct. 1: How AP will count the vote in November. AP will be advising and sharing information on various channels in November. Where can you go for results and answers?
_Oct. 8: AP Vote Cast debuted in 2018 as an alternative to the traditional exit poll and, in many ways, it uses the ideal methodology to conduct accurate research about the electorate during a pandemic.
_Oct. 15: Social spread of misinformation and AP's fact-checking operation. How can local newsrooms spot misinformation and do their own fact checking?
_Oct. 22: AP election coverage. AP Washington Bureau Chief Julie Pace and Political Editor Steven Sloan discuss what AP is looking for on election night and the storylines we are following.
_Oct. 29: Join us for a virtual news meeting to discuss our week-out planning, storylines and reminders of resources available.
Oct 22, 2020 01:00 PM
Oct 29, 2020 01:00 PM
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