Poynter is offering a FREE one=hour webinar on how to cover political spending on Facebook during the 2020 campaign. Here’s more information:
The Ad Observatory is a new digital tool created by cybersecurity engineers at New York University that allows journalists to view political spending on Facebook aggregated for their local areas and campaigns. The tool compiles spending by candidates, campaigns, political action committees and dark money groups. This training will offer an introduction to the Ad Observatory followed by a deep dive into how the tool can be used to spot trends and connections in the 2020 elections.
This training is designed for journalists who work in any medium — print, digital, broadcast or multimedia — covering the 2020 elections and campaign spending. When you’re done, you will have a working understanding of a new tool to find Facebook political advertising, and you will have a renewed understanding of campaign spending basics.