NEFAC 30 Minute Skills: Making Democracy Reporting Part of Your Beat

    January 26, 2023 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
    Justin Silverman

    As a recent column in The New York Times proclaimed, “the democracy beat is now everyone’s beat.” Coverage of democracy-related issues has found its way across all parts of the newsroom, overlapping with many of the beats assigned to journalists. Voting rights and the freedom to protest are just a couple of issues at the core of our democracy and are increasingly relevant to local communities. By attending this NEFAC 30 Minute Skills class, you’ll learn:

    • How to strengthen your beat coverage with democracy-related stories.
    • Potential sources for stories on topics relevant to our democracy.
    • Specific democracy-related story ideas that you can immediately begin working on.

    About Your Instructor:
    Geoff Foster is the executive director of Common Cause Massachusetts, a 50-year-old organization working to make democracy more equitable and accessible. Foster is a community organizer and youth worker with more than 15 years of experience in Massachusetts state policy, advocacy, and civic engagement.