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A word from “The Daily” | December 14, 2021

Dear Colleagues, 

We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with food, friends, family and fun. Along with our leftovers, we also enjoyed this playful take on The Daily’s signature introduction on TikTok (the clip has over 180,000 likes).  

As we gear up for the winter holidays, we’d like to give you a rundown of what we’ve been up to these past few weeks. 

The Daily’s Dedication to Covering Climate Change 

For the past few months, The Daily has produced a series of climate-related episodes. We’ve told personal stories of individuals and families learning to live with extreme weather events and followed the bumpy road toward passing policy that may help to curb the worst effects of our warming planet. 

In early November, The Daily traveled to Glasgow, where the show covered COP26, the United Nations conference. “We’ve been building to this moment with our climate coverage all year,” Clare Toeniskoetter, a senior producer on The Daily, said. “We tried to go inside the conference to ask the question many people outside it have posed, which is: Will this conference make a difference?” 

You can find a short playlist of some of The Daily’s recent episodes that focus on the real-world effects of the discussions at the conference, as well as our coverage of COP26, here.  

Listeners can expect more coverage of climate change in the new year.  

The Music of The Daily  

Along with on-the-ground reporting and in-depth interviews, original music plays an integral role in how The Daily immerses listeners in some of today’s most important stories.  

On November 10, The Daily brought listeners the story of Martín Zamora, the owner of a funeral parlor in Algeciras, Spain, who has taken on an unusual line of work: He is committed to identifying the bodies of migrants who have washed up on shore, and then getting their bodies back to their homes so that they can be buried. 

Producer Rachelle Bonja, along with our audio fellow Chelsea Daniel, created some of the original music for the episode. Here, you can take a closer listen to two of their songs that were featured in the episode.  

Hearing From Sabrina Tavernise

Over the past few weeks, listeners have been hearing from Sabrina Tavernise, a national correspondent for The Times — and one of the guest hosts of The Daily.  

Recent highlights from Sabrina’s hosting duties include an inside look at The Times’s investigation into a deadly, and erroneous, airstrike in Syria that was hidden by the U.S. and deep dive into a Supreme Court case that could transform America’s relationship with guns

What We’re Grateful For: You! 

We’d like to take a moment to thank all of the new stations that we’ve welcomed to The Daily family in recent months. We’re honored to be part of your airwaves every day.  

  • WESA in Pittsburgh, PA  
  • KRCB in Santa Rosa, CA 
  • WLRN in Miami, FL  
  • WITF in Harrisburg, PA
  • KHCC in Wichita, KS
  • KUHF in Houston, TX
  • KCRW in Los Angeles, CA

Until next time, 

-The Daily Team 

Update on hosting – The Daily

Starting this fall and continuing into the new year, The Daily is adding two experienced journalists to the hosting seat. Sabrina Tavernise and Annie Correal (bios below) will join Michael Barbaro as regular guest hosts of the show. Here’s some background from the team at The New York Times: 

Michael’s paternity leave has allowed us to work with a number of guest hosts who have each brought their own expertise, style and experience to the hosting job. Sabrina Tavernise and Annie Correal are gifted journalists who bring real empathy and clarity to their reporting. 

Listeners already know Sabrina, who has been a guest host on many occasions. Sabrina, currently a national correspondent for The Times, has covered some of our most important stories from across the world, including Russia, Iraq, Pakistan and Turkey.  She covered the Iraq War for The Times, where in 2005 she was one of the first people to document ethnic cleansing. She has been an outstanding guest host of The Daily and we’re excited for listeners to hear even more from her soon. 

Annie is also one of The Times’s most creative and intrepid reporters. Since joining The Times in 2013, she has covered developments related to immigration, including the separated families crisis and the large migrant caravan that traveled from Central America to the United States border in late 2018. Before coming to The Times, she contributed reporting to This American Life and WNYC. She also helped found the Spanish-language storytelling podcast, Radio Ambulante. Her audio reporting chops and keen sense of storytelling make her supremely fit to step into this role.   

At this point, neither Sabrina nor Annie will be permanent co-hosts of the show. On occasion, listeners may hear other hosts previously heard (like Astead Herndon or Kevin Roose) during vacations or unexpected absences by one of the other hosts.  

What will remain the same? 

Michael Barbaro will still host the majority of shows and continues to have editorial input on the show’s broader coverage and on individual episodes. This guest hosting format will continue into the new year. The foundation and structure of The Daily will also remain the same. 

When:  

Michael and Sabrina host this fall through the end of the year; then Annie will join Michael as a guest host for several months starting in January. 

Operational Show Notes: 

  • Rundown: The episode host will be identified in the show rundown. 
  • Billboard, Credits & Episode Tune-In Promos: These show elements will be voiced by that day’s host. 
  • Custom Promos: These continue to be available upon request through our online form. Please indicate your preferred voice in the Special Instructions field. 
  • Generic Promos: We will be working on new generic show promos voiced by Sabrina and Annie to familiarize your audiences.  

We appreciate the feedback shared by stations in our survey earlier this summer. 

Please reach out to your Station Relations Representative with any questions or feedback. 

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Sabrina Tavernise – check out this conversation between Michael and Sabrina 

Sabrina Tavernise is a national correspondent covering demographics and is the lead writer for The Times on the Census, capturing major demographic shifts underway in the United States, including in mortality and fertility, race and ethnicity. 

Sabrina started at The Times in Moscow in 2000 and spent her first 10 years as a foreign correspondent, based in Russia, Iraq and Pakistan, and in Turkey, where she was the Istanbul bureau chief. In Iraq, she covered civilian casualties and documented the lives of ordinary Iraqis from 2003 to 2007, and was one of the first to identify sectarian cleansing in 2005. 

Before joining The Times, Sabrina was a freelance writer in Russia for publications including BusinessWeek. From 1997 to 1999, she worked for Bloomberg News in Moscow. 

Sabrina grew up in a rural town in western Massachusetts, where she picked blueberries for summer work. She went to Westfield High School and graduated from Barnard College in New York City in 1993. She moved to the eastern coast of Russia in 1995, to a town called Magadan, where she helped run a United States Agency for International Development-funded business training center.  She is now based in Washington. 

Annie Correal  

Annie Correal writes about immigrant communities in New York City and its environs. She has been a staff reporter at The New York Times since 2013. 

Since joining the Times, Ms. Correal has contributed breaking news coverage, long-form features and episodes for the “The Daily“ podcast on topics ranging from immigration to criminal justice and the opioid crisis. She has also traveled to Latin America and the American South to report stories of migration and migrant labor. 

In 2020, she was part of the Times team documenting the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on New York City. She reported a series of stories on the crisis in immigrant enclaves, including “The Epicenter,” a 10,000-word chronicle of the first wave of the coronavirus in Queens, a collaboration with Dan Barry and Todd Heisler, a photojournalist. 

Ms. Correal is a native Spanish speaker born in Colombia. She is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and Princeton University. She was previously a public radio producer and reporter for El Diario and is a co-founder of the podcast Radio Ambulante. 

A word from “The Daily”

Dear Colleagues,

We hope you’ve all been enjoying what seems like the fastest summer ever. As we cope with the sudden return of fall, we’d like to give you a rundown of what we’ve been up to these past few weeks.

A New Leader for the Audio Team at The Times

In July, we shared the exciting news that Paula Szuchman, our former head of Opinion Audio, will become The Times’s new director of Audio. As director of Audio, Paula will manage the teams that make our shows to ensure that our journalism remains excellent, even as we scale to do more, and that we live up to our values in fostering an equitable and inclusive culture.

A little bit about Paula and why she’s the perfect person for this role: Paula is a creative and exacting editor who makes every story she works on better. She is a compassionate manager who understands the demands of audio production as well as print — she spent three years as a Page One editor at The Wall Street Journal. She has a proven track record in managing journalists across mediums — she ran production teams for five years at WNYC, working across a range of subjects from personal narratives to news. After eight years at The Wall Street Journal, she ran the newsroom at The Daily Beast and worked as an editor at Newsweek.

We could not be more excited about what this means for the future of The Daily and NYT Audio.

How ‘The Daily’ Covered Afghanistan’s Fall

Some episodes of The Daily come together over weeks. In the case of the episode that aired on Monday, August 16, it took a weekend. Responding to the rapid fall of Afghanistan’s government to the Taliban, the episode featured the visceral reactions of one resident of Kabul as she was witnessing the collapse of the country around her, day by day. (She was referred to only as the initial R., because she feared retaliation by the Taliban.) To shed light on the making of this episode — and the many choices and areas of expertise that combine to shape one show — three staff members talked about their roles: Lynsea Garrison, one of the producers; Larissa Anderson, an editor; and Chris Wood, a sound engineer who works in London.

You can read more about how they made this powerful episode of The Daily here.

Meeting The Guest Host: Sabrina Tavernise

Over the last several weeks, listeners were introduced to Sabrina Tavernise, a national correspondent for The Times — and a fantastic guest host of The Daily.

Recent episodes hosted by Sabrina delved into a breadth of stories, including a conversation with Natalie Kitroeff about Mexico and the problem of America’s lax approach to guns; a chat with Carlotta Gall about the Taliban’s strategy as the United States started to withdraw from Afghanistan; and an in-depth look at the story of Simone Biles, the greatest gymnast of all time, with Juliet Macur.

Sabrina started at The Times in Moscow in 2000 and spent her first 10 years as a foreign correspondent, based in Russia, Iraq and Pakistan, and in Turkey, where she was the Istanbul bureau chief. In Iraq, she covered civilian casualties and documented the lives of ordinary Iraqis from 2003 to 2007 and was one of the first to identify sectarian cleansing in 2005.

Here’s a little bit about Sabrina’s thoughts on hosting from a recent conversation with her and Michael:

Michael: I feel your bio perfectly set you up for this moment when we asked you to help host the show, because you’ve covered such big and rich and varied subjects around the globe. What’s the transition been like from reporter/Daily guest to having hosting responsibilities?

Sabrina: Hard! I love audio. Definitely my favorite medium. But I’m not used to actually creating it. So there’s a learning curve. But I love it.

I still feel like that cartoon T-rex trying. Like I have these really powerful legs from running but I’m being told that the one thing I need to do now is pull-ups and so I’m trying to do pull-ups with these little, undeveloped arms. And no one cares how fast I can run.

Michael: I love that metaphor. Hosting is… weird!

Sabrina: Hard! Yeah. It is weird. but great!

Michael Barbaro may be out for a few weeks this fall — look to APM for further details.

Until next time,
-The Daily Team

p.s. Thank you for taking the survey sent by APM about guest hosting and promotions. We will be taking your feedback into consideration as our team and the program continues to evolve.

A word from “The Daily”

Dear Colleagues,

As life returns to normal, we’re working to bring moments of serendipity to listeners alongside our news reporting. Here’s a rundown of what we’ve been up to.

Special Guest Hosts

Some well-established Times journalists (and recurring guests of The Daily) are filling in for Michael Barbaro, who recently welcomed a baby with his partner. Michael will continue to voice the billboard of the show, even when the guest host leads the conversation with a reporter. Listeners will have the chance to hear new voices from The Times, such as the political correspondent Astead Herndon, the national correspondent Sabrina Tavernise and the technology columnist Kevin Roose.

Special Episodes

Curious listeners are always hungry to hear a good story. As The Daily team has grown, there’s been no shortage of rich, deeply reported journalism to be told through audio.

Over the past few weeks, listeners have been introduced to some of this signature enterprise journalism through the airwaves with special episodes, like Odessa and Day X. We’re excited by the opportunity to showcase not only some of the stellar talent on The Daily team, but voices from across The Times’s global newsroom, like Berlin bureau chief Katrin Bennhold.

We know listeners are eager to learn more about the world through audio storytelling. These episodes have allowed us to introduce more variety and news-adjacent programming into The Daily.

Odessa

Earlier this year we introduced Odessa, a four-part series about a West Texas high school reopening during the pandemic — and the teachers, students and nurses affected in the process.

On June 10, we celebrated Odessa High School’s commencement with a live event connecting listeners to Odessa students and faculty. The virtual event included a performance by Odessa’s award-winning marching band (which was featured in the second Odessa episode) and a commencement speech from La’Darius Marshall, star from the Netflix docuseries “Cheer.”

As we mentioned in our last note a few months ago, these episodes served as a model for The Daily’s approach to original reporting, which leads us to our most recent reporting project – Day X.

Day X

In Day X, our newest documentary series hosted by Berlin bureau chief Katrin Bennhold, hear all about Neo-Natzi’s and their alleged far-right assassination plot to take down the Federal Republic of Germany. It’s a swirling story of intrigue, faked identity, and the backlash about a changing national identity in Germany.

These episodes ask the question that they believe many nations are faction: “What happens when the threat is coming from within?” Katrin joined WNYC to discuss her reporting and the show.

Listeners Having Fun

If you can’t laugh at yourself, who can you laugh at? TikTok users are paying homage to the show by sharing their best Michael Barbaro impressions, full of dramatic pauses and moody background music. They’re even impersonating Michael to take on viral challenges.

Until next time,
-The Daily Team

A Word from “The Daily”

Dear Colleagues,

In our many conversations with station leaders over the past few months, we promised greater communication between “The Daily” and public radio stations. This quarterly newsletter will be one element of that.

New Editor of “The Daily”

It’s been an eventful period for “The Daily.”

First off, we’re thrilled to report that Lisa Chow has been named editor of “The Daily.” A veteran audio journalist who has produced, hosted and edited high-impact podcasts for years, Lisa is now leading our efforts to lead the show into its next phase.

Prior to joining The Times in 2019, Lisa was an economics reporter for WNYC, NPR and Planet Money and a senior editor at FiveThirtyEight. She’s perhaps best known for her role as host of the “Start Up” podcast, where she lead the reporting of two high-regarded investigative series.

Lisa has razor-sharp news instincts and bottomless curiosity combined with a clear vision for how to build and manage strong teams. She was instrumental in leading “The Daily” through the pandemic, and we are so excited for her to take on an even bigger role.

New Processes

Since joining the team on an interim basis, Associate Managing Editor Cliff Levy, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, has been overseeing the editing of our latest multi-part narrative series, Odessa, about the experience of a school in West Texas during the pandemic. His involvement with the series will serve as a model for our approach to original-reporting in the future. At the same time, Cliff is continuing to implement new editing and fact-checking processes that bring the audio team closer to the rest of the newsroom.

D.E.I. Report

In company news, The New York Times released the findings of an intensive, nine-month review of its culture. The report found that while The Times had made meaningful progress in hiring over the past several years, bringing aboard hundreds of new journalists of color, it has not sufficiently changed its newsroom culture to ensure that everyone is able to thrive at The Times. The report, which has been embraced by the entire leadership of the company, calls for transformational and lasting change. Among the concrete list of actions the company has vowed to take: increase the representation of Black and Latino colleagues in leadership by 50 percent by 2025; create a new diversity, equity and inclusion office within the human resources; significantly increase the feedback, training and support we provide managers; establish clearer career expectations and pathways for development and advancement.

The actions recommended by the report will require the most substantial investment The Times has ever made — in terms of time, money and energy — in advancing our culture.

It’s a powerful, bracing and candid report and we recommend reading it.

Communication with Public Radio Stations

We are seeking new ways to solicit feedback from stations. For instance, “The Daily’s” deputy producer, Alexandra Leigh Young, is working with APM to better understand what stations need and want in promos for the show. Please reach out to your station relations representative with your feedback.

As we said, this newsletter is just one way we will be in touch with you. Please let us know what kind of information and updates are most useful to you in future newsletters.

Sam Dolnick
Assistant Managing Editor, The New York Times

Regarding APM, The New York Times, Caliphate and The Daily

In pursuit of transparency, APM wanted to bring to light how we’ve been collaborating with PRPD, our station partners, and The New York Times over the course of the last few weeks.

In collaboration with the Public Radio Program Directors Association and affiliate station leadership, APM sent a letter to our partners at The New York Times last night to inform them of the public radio network’s concerns concerning Caliphate and The Daily.

We deliver trusted programming to listeners across the country, and when that trust is shaken, we have a responsibility to ensure it is addressed. We are optimistic that our communication between The New York Times, PRPD, and our station partners continues a dialogue so that we further our collective work addressing journalistic principles and inequities in the workplace while serving audiences.

You can view The New York Times’ response to the open letter at this link.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to your APM Station Relations Representative.

New spring fundraising tools

As you look forward to warm spring days and member drives, we’re here to help with new fundraising assets to raise your audience engagement and revenue.

Segments are available now on ContentDepot. Subscribe to individual fundraising program pages now to receive all future updates.

New for spring 2019:

 All programs

  • Updated talking points for your live pitches are available now on ContentDepot (following each rundown on fundraising pages) and on our website (under ‘Fundraising’ on program pages).
  • New fundraising promo options (excluding BBC World Service and The Daily) include general, sustainer, sustainer upgrade, and thank you messages from our hosts; new spots are between 0:25 and 0:59.

 Live from Here

  • Fundraising episode with 13 interchangeable segments featuring Chris Thile and a variety of artists: David Crosby, Jon Batiste, Lindsey Buckingham, John Prine, Meshell Ndegeocello, Emmanuel Ax, St. Vincent, Jonathan Biss, Dessa, Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles, Vulfpeck, Tuneyards, Jeff Tweedy, Sylvan Esso, Snarky Puppy, David Rawlings, Willie Watson & the Fairfield Four, Parker Millsap, The Knights, Rachael Price, Gaby Moreno, Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O’Donovan, Sara Watkins, Punch Brothers, Tracy K Smith, The Sklar Brothers, Jim Gaffigan, Chris Gethard, Joey Ryan, and Tom Papa.

 Performance Today

  • Long-form, in-studio segments with a variety of classical artists.

Visit the ‘Episodes’ section of the pages below to find new fundraisers, with suggested pitch points following each rundown:

News

BBC World Service (generic promos and pitch points)

The Daily (generic promos, pitch points and listener testimonials)

 Marketplace

Arts and Culture

Live from Here (fundraising episode, pitch points)

The Splendid Table (6 promos with Francis Lam, pitch points)

Classical Music

Classical 24 (11 promos with C24 hosts, pitch points)

Performance Today (7 promos with Fred Child, 5 in-studio segments with guest artists, pitch points)

Pipedreams (6 promos with Michael Barone, pitch points)

SymphonyCast (6 promos with Alison Young, pitch points)

Custom Promo Requests

We encourage you to use our new fundraising promos, but we’re here to help if you need a custom spot. Please complete our custom promo form.

Due to ongoing production schedules, please allow 3-4 weeks for custom promo delivery, and up to 6 weeks for BBC World Service spots. Note: BBC World Service is prohibited by British law to make direct asks to listeners for monetary support.

New spring fundraising tools

As you look forward to warm spring days and member drives, we’re here to help with new fundraising assets to raise your audience engagement and revenue.

Segments are available now on ContentDepot. Subscribe to individual fundraising program pages now to receive all future updates.

New for spring 2019:

 All programs

  • Updated talking points for your live pitches are available now on ContentDepot (following each rundown on fundraising pages) and on our website (under ‘Fundraising’ on program pages).
  • New fundraising promo options (excluding BBC World Service and The Daily) include general, sustainer, sustainer upgrade, and thank you messages from our hosts; new spots are between 0:25 and 0:59.

 Live from Here

  • Fundraising episode with 13 interchangeable segments featuring Chris Thile and a variety of artists: David Crosby, Jon Batiste, Lindsey Buckingham, John Prine, Meshell Ndegeocello, Emmanuel Ax, St. Vincent, Jonathan Biss, Dessa, Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles, Vulfpeck, Tuneyards, Jeff Tweedy, Sylvan Esso, Snarky Puppy, David Rawlings, Willie Watson & the Fairfield Four, Parker Millsap, The Knights, Rachael Price, Gaby Moreno, Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O’Donovan, Sara Watkins, Punch Brothers, Tracy K Smith, The Sklar Brothers, Jim Gaffigan, Chris Gethard, Joey Ryan, and Tom Papa.

 Performance Today

  • Long-form, in-studio segments with a variety of classical artists.

Visit the ‘Episodes’ section of the pages below to find new fundraisers, with suggested pitch points following each rundown:

News

BBC World Service (generic promos and pitch points)

The Daily (generic promos, pitch points and listener testimonials)

 Marketplace

Arts and Culture

Live from Here (fundraising episode, pitch points)

The Splendid Table (6 promos with Francis Lam, pitch points)

Classical Music

Classical 24 (11 promos with C24 hosts, pitch points)

Performance Today (7 promos with Fred Child, 5 in-studio segments with guest artists, pitch points)

Pipedreams (6 promos with Michael Barone, pitch points)

SymphonyCast (6 promos with Alison Young, pitch points)

Custom Promo Requests

We encourage you to use our new fundraising promos, but we’re here to help if you need a custom spot. Please complete our custom promo form.

Due to ongoing production schedules, please allow 3-4 weeks for custom promo delivery, and up to 6 weeks for BBC World Service spots. Note: BBC World Service is prohibited by British law to make direct asks to listeners for monetary support.

Holiday programming schedule

Here’s what audiences will hear on our regular programs next week.

Additional details, and/or programming changes, will be shared via ContentDepot.

Marketplace

  • Marketplace Morning Report: Live broadcasts
  • Marketplace Tech: Monday, Dec. 24 and Wednesday, Dec. 25 shows will include replays of this year’s favorite interviews on automation in the workforce, regulating tech companies, self-driving cars, artificial intelligence and battling fake news.
  • Marketplace (p.m.): Live broadcasts. Interview with Birchbox CEO Katia Beauchamp about the economics of subscription boxes (date TBD).

BBC World Service

  • Newshour:
    • Monday, Dec. 24-Friday, Dec. 28: Reports on the war in Yemen and its affects on the women who live there. 9 a.m. ET and 3 p.m. ET editions.
    • Tuesday, Dec. 25 editions include the annual quiz. James Coomarasamy tests Newshour presenters on their knowledge of 2018 events and newsmakers. Available for download on ContentDepot through Monday, Dec. 31.
    • Friday, Dec. 28: Correspondent’s Look Ahead 2019.  Lyse Doucet hosts this year’s discussion with BBC senior correspondents, who share their predictions for the big news stories of the new year. Available for download through Thursday, Jan. 3.

The Daily
Pending programming changes due to the potential government shutdown, audiences will hear encore episodes next week:

  • Monday, Dec. 24: Korea
  • Tuesday, Dec. 25: Climate change
  • Wednesday, Dec. 26: Family separation
  • Thursday, Dec. 27: Trump taxes
  • Friday, Dec. 28: Kavanaugh reaction, with new content, including reactions from teenage boys

Performance Today

  • Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25: Holiday-themed music

The Splendid Table

  • Saturday, Dec. 29: Michael Solomonov, Philadelphia chef and author of Israeli Soul and Zahav, talks about Israeli food and disaster stories, and takes questions from callers with Francis.

Live from Here

  • Saturday, Dec. 29: Year-end compilation show with 2018 highlights

Midterm election programming

As your audiences prepare to cast their ballots, we’re offing midterm election updates, insights and context from across our program portfolio:

Marketplace
Marketplace will cover the midterms with its own unique style: explanatory, revelatory – and sometimes irreverent. Election coverage will focus on money, including the nation’s current economic anxiety level. Programming highlights:

Marketplace Morning Report

  • Health care: The latest Marketplace-Edison research poll reveals healthcare is the top economic issue for all Americans, but with stark differences between political parties. While 28% of respondents cited healthcare as their top economic concern, only 16% of Republicans do, compared to 37% of Democrats. We’ll explore what’s behind this gap, and what it means this election season.
  • Tax cuts: We’ll examine how last year’s historic tax cuts are influencing people’s choices at the ballot box.
  • Candidates 101: We’ll uncover what it’s like to be a first-time candidate.

Marketplace

  • Trade: The latest Marketplace-Edison Research poll finds that 61 percent of Americans say maintaining good relationships with foreign allies is more important than protecting industries through the imposition of tariffs. At the same time, respondents say protecting U.S. jobs is more important than minimizing consumer impact. We’ll examine Americans’ trade war worries.
  • Billionaire donors: We’ll explain the spike in billionaires’ campaign donations – and where the money is going.
  • Housing and transportation: We’ll share the context behind California’s initiatives to repeal rent control and gas tax limits.

Marketplace Tech

  • Voting tech:
    • We’ll dig deeper into the latest Marketplace-Edison Research poll, which finds that 70 percent of people are ‘very concerned’ about foreign interference and the spread of false information about elections via social media.

BBC World Service

Newshour
Presenters share global perspective from across the U.S.

  • Monday, November 5: Tim Franks reports from New Jersey.
  • Tuesday, November 6: Election Day reporting from James Coomarasamy in St. Louis, Philippa Thomas in Washington, D.C. and Nuala McGovern in Sacramento.
  • Wednesday, November 7: Tim Franks is live from Washington, D.C. with election results.

Election Night
BBC World Service programs, presenters and partners offer insights and analysis from 5 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 6 through 1 a.m. ET on Wednesday, November 7.

Coverage will be come from the BBC Bureau in Washington, D.C., and include tie-ins from partners at St. Louis Public Radio and Capital Public Radio in Sacramento. Updates will relay between the three locations as the results come in to offer audiences different insights from local pundits, reporters and analysts as well as BBC senior correspondents.

Newsday

  • Wednesday, November 7: Election results from 1-2 a.m. ET

Visit BBC Partners for more details.

The New York Times

The Daily
Michael Barbaro and New York Times journalists offer analysis and in-depth coverage of the most important political issues, including special reports from swing states.

  • Voters in Texas, who are struggling to align their evangelical beliefs with their desire to vote for a Democrat for Senate.
  • What motivates Latino voters. How many Latino voters are there? How has that changed since the last election? How will the Hispanic vote break down this election?
  • Voting ‘secrets.’ What aren’t people sharing with their friends and family about their voting habits?
  • Kevin Roose, who covers technology for the NYT, focuses on how social media is influencing our elections, including profiles on a couple in rural Pennsylvania who got rich by making a website that specialized in viral partisan content, and a mysterious Russian journalist – is he a spy or just a guy obsessed with viral news?

Dates will be shared via ContentDepot as they’re confirmed.

Special Series

The Democracy Test
Longtime Talk of the Nation host Neal Conan and political historian Heather Cox Richardson explore the state of our democracy with a series of six new programs from Truth, Politics and Power.

“The Democracy Test” examines what’s unique in this moment of our nation’s history, what brought us here, and what it would take to emerge with a stronger understanding and expression of our democratic ideals.