The Investigative Reporting Program at Berkeley Journalism created a virtual newsroom involving dozens of students and a staff of professional editors to cover the election. As part of this project, the IRP formed a unique partnership with CalMatters, the preeminent news outlet for California politics and policy, that gave students the opportunity to scrutinize the integrity of this unprecedented election in California. This partnership was part of a historic national collaboration of journalists, called Votebeat, that provided in-depth coverage about how well our election systems and processes functioned. Students also contributed vital election coverage to KQED, the largest public radio station in California.
Read the students’ stories here.