Technology’s Role In Covering 2020 Elections

News leaders from Hearst, the Associated Press and E.W. Scripps will share strategies for covering the contentious 2020 election season during the opening panel at TVNewsCheck’s NewsTECHForum next month.

News executives steering coverage of the 2020 election season will discuss their strategies, and the emerging technologies they’re using to execute on them, at TVNewsCheck’s seventh annual NewsTECHForum.

Hearst’s Barb Maushard

Barb Maushard, SVP news at Hearst Television; Brian Scanlon, global director, U.S. election services at the Associated Press; and Cameryn Beck, senior director of content strategy at The E.W. Scripps Co., will unpack the latest broadcast and digital tools they’re bringing to bear on covering what is shaping up to be the most contentious election season in memory.

The panel, set to take place at 1 p.m. on Dec. 16 at the New York Hilton, will be moderated by TVNewsCheck Special Projects Editor Michael Depp.

AP’s Brian Scanlon

“The 2020 election looms above all else in next year’s news landscape, and the stakes couldn’t be higher for getting the journalism done right,” Depp said. “Barb, Brian and Cameryn will break down their coverage imperatives and the technologies and reporting strategies they’re using to avoid deep fake videos and get the pulse of the electorate.”


Set for Dec. 16-17 at the New York Hilton, NewsTECHForum will bring together engineering, news, production and digital leaders to discuss excellence in news storytelling and news workflow. Veteran broadcaster Greta Van Susteren and Black News Channel’s VP of News Gary Wordlaw are this year’s keynote interviews.

Panels and presentations will tackle Cybersecurity in the Newsroom and the Field; New Frontiers in News Storytelling and Multiplatform Production Without the Pain; OTT News Content, Technology and Monetization Strategies; and Top Technologists on Tomorrow’s Challenges, among other sessions.

Scripps’ Cameryn Beck

NewsTECHForum is co-located with the 14th Annual SVG Summit, which gathers more than 1,000 sports video professionals and their technology partners to talk about production excellence in sports television. The SVG Summit is produced by the Sports Video Group and features a technology showcase of more than 75 companies that is open to all NewsTECHForum attendees.

This year’s NewsTECHForum will also feature the second annual Social Media Excellence Awards, recognizing extraordinary engagement and innovation by local TV brands and talent.

To register for NewsTECHForum, click here.

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