As people prepare to head to the polls, a lot of people have been asking me where they can get more information about local ballot questions and smaller races that have received little or no attention.
Here is a idea… What if every news organization posted a copy of the local ballot and linked every ballot question and race to their past reporting on the topic. This would be a simple way to help citizens navigate all the new organizations election coverage and prepare for voting.
Imagine if there was a clear explainer for every issue and person on the ballot with background, interviews and more. Ideally, news organizations could link to a topic page for each vote and draw on the best reporting from around the web.
There was no reason to detain Ferral, other than police didn’t know what to do with her. In this country, that’s not a good enough reason to force a citizen to lie face down and be cuffed.
Me: So far very few cities have taken this important step. Of the 13 cities where journalists have been arrested over the past year only a handful have stepped up and apologized. Fewer have taken proactive steps to make sure it doesn’t happen again.