National Press Club

Campaign 2020: How to follow the money and report essential, untold election stories

Campaign 2020: How to follow the money and report essential, untold election stories

March 18, 2019 10:00 AM

Location: Bloomberg Room

On Monday, March 18 from 10 a.m. to noon, the National Press Club Journalism Institute will host a workshop in the National Press Club's Bloomberg Room on campaign finance for political reporters and other journalists who don’t usually cover finance but will be writing about it during the 2020 election.

This hands-on program will answer these questions:

  • Is it illegal? How to spot problems with candidate funding, political parties and outside groups
  • What’s the follow-up question? How to fact-check and use campaign fundraising numbers without being used
  • What are voters most concerned about? How to highlight influence buying and “the company you keep”
  • What did we see in 2016 that should worry us in 2020? How to identify the likeliest campaign finance issues and focus on the numbers that matter.
  • The workshop will include an interactive deep dive into and the data sets there, as well as the FEC website and other campaign finance databases.

Bring your laptop and your questions to get the most out of the workshop.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Paul S. Ryan, Vice President, Policy & Litigation, Common Cause
  • Anita Kumar, White House Correspondent and Associate Editor, Politico
  • Sheila Krumholz, Executive Director and former Research Director, Center for Responsive Politics

Registration required to attend. Tickets are $5 for Club members and $10 for others.

Contact Julie Moos, executive director of the National Journalism Institute, with any questions at

Event details:
National Press Club
529 14th Street NW (14th & F Streets)
13th Floor – Bloomberg Room
Washington, DC 20045
Monday, March 18th
10am - 12pm

$5 for NPC members; $10 for general public

For More Information On This Event, Contact:

Julie Moos

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