Covering and Protecting Your Elections
Tools to detect misinformation, protect yourself and your data online, and connect with voters
Introduction, Agenda & Overview
Safety & Security
Verification & Fact Checking
Ethics & Elections
Online Resources & Wrap-up
Meet the Trainers
Samaruddin (Sam) Stewart
Sam Stewart (@samsends ) is a journalist and media technologist based in California and is a program manager for the SPJ Training Program in partnership with the Google News Initiative which has trained over 17,000 US journalists since 2016. Prior, he was awarded a Knight Foundation Prototype Grant for his innovative work in verification of visual content for journalism and was also selected as a Stanford University John S. Knight Journalism Fellow where his research focused on countering misinformation through technology. His prior work includes senior managing and editing roles at Aol News, Agence France-Presse, The Arizona Republic, and he was also selected as the US Department of States 189th Franklin Fellow, serving as a media expert providing strategic advising on media outreach and audience engagement. He holds an MBA from Central European University and both a Masters and Bachelors degree from Arizona State Universitys Cronkite School of Journalism.
Frank Bi (@frankiebi) is an editorial engineer at SB Nation where he works on the storytelling team designing and developing interactives and longform features. He lives in New York City.
David Boardman (@dlboardman) is the Dean of the Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University, one of the nation's largest such schools. Formerly, he was Editor of The Seattle Times, the largest news organization in the Pacific Northwest. Under his leadership, the newspaper won four Pulitzer Prizes and was a finalist for 10 others. He also serves as chair of three significant journalism nonprofits: the Lenfest Institute for Journalism, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, and the Solutions Journalism Network.