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
Mike Reilley (@journtoolbox) is a visiting professor in data journalism and digital journalism at the University of Illinois-Chicago and consults with national media organizations on digital innovation. A former reporter at the LA Times and web editor at the Chicago Tribune, Mike has been a faculty member at Northwestern University, Arizona State University and DePaul University, training thousands of young journalists on web development.
Samantha Sunne (@samanthasunne) is a freelance reporter based in New Orleans, where she runs a journalism/tech group called Hacks/Hackers. She also teaches journalists to utilize data and technology, and publishes a weekly newsletter called "Tools for Reporters."
Robert Leger was president of SPJ's Sigma Delta Chi Foundation from 2012 to 2018, and a member of the board since 2000. He was president of SPJ in 2002-03 and received the Wells Memorial Key, the Society's highest honor, in 2012.
He was a newspaper guy for 37 years, the final 22 years writing and editing for the editorial pages of the Arizona Republic and Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader. He now writes, edits and provides messaging advice through Leger Strategies, LLC.
Among his other journalism-related activities: He is a former president of the First Amendment Coalition of Arizona and was a founding member of OpenTheGovernment.org's steering committee. He pioneered an exchange relationship between SPJ and the Journalists Association of Korea.