Room nearly full for Tompkins election workshop

Nearly 100 journalists and broadcasters spent their Saturday on the UW-Madison campus learning about the 2020 election from Poynter Senior Faculty Al Tompkins.

The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association with partners Google News Lab, UW School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and The Poynter Institute offered an intensive day of training to help journalists cover the 2020 Presidential election.

The workshop attracted reporters, MMJs, producers, news managers, online and social media producers, and assignment editors.

In addition to Wisconsin being a toss-up state, nearby Milwaukee is also where the Democrats will hold their National Convention. Tompkins talked about polling and the numerous issues that voters will be considering when casting their ballots in 2020.

Tompkins also provided instruction on how the electoral system works.

Wisconsin was one of four locations selected for the special election training.