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WTOP Goes In-Depth with Candidates

Leading up to the 2022 election, Hubbard Radio-owned WTOP in Washington, D.C., conducted interviews with all of the Democratic and Republican candidates for Maryland governor in 2022. They asked all candidates the same or similar questions on education, public safety and crime, jobs and the economy, and transportation. With these analyses of the issues side-by-side, WTOP listeners were empowered to make the best decisions for their votes in the 2022 primaries and looking forward to the general election.


KMOX Challenges Disinformation with Education

Local broadcasters provide America's most trusted news with fact-based reporting that can help stop the spread of disinformation. St. Louis, Mo., radio station KMOX interviewed a local professor who has studied the topic of conspiracy theories about how these theories perpetuate, especially in the contemporary online space, and used that foundation to debunk political conspiracy theories.


TEGNA's Verify Fact-Checks Election Claims

VERIFY, a project from TV station group TEGNA, is dedicated to helping the public distinguish between true and false information. The VERIFY team, with help from questions submitted by the audience, tracks the spread of stories or claims that need clarification or correction. VERIFY fact-checking provide trustworthy, transparent information to prove or disprove them. The program works with 49 newsrooms across the country to cover a wide range of topics that impact diverse communities.


Nexstar Stations Air Michigan Gubernatorial Debate

Three Nexstar Media stations in Michigan, Grand Rapids' WOOD TV8, Lansing's WLNS-TV and Marquette's WJMN-TV, came together with partner stations to air an hour-long debate and extended livestream between Michigan's Republican gubernatorial primary candidates. Moderated by Wood TV8's Political Anchor Rick Albin, the debate posted questions focused on current local and regional issues impacting communities across the state.



SUBMIT YOUR STORY

Send details on your station's election coverage, debates and get out the vote efforts to NAB Director of Public Affairs Melissa Eastlake. meastlake@nab.org Please include a high-res .jpg photo or video. Tag @nabtweets and add #WeArebroadcasters. as well.






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