AJC explains changes to election coverage

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution wrote a column explaining why they would no longer be sharing the number of precincts reported on election day. The column explains that in the past, this was a good indication of how many votes were counted, but with an increase in absentee ballots, it is no longer an accurate way to estimate how many votes need to be counted. While a small change, explaining it helps the newsroom increase transparency with their audience while quelling confusion or possible misassumptions.
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Project manager Mollie Muchna (she/her) has spent the last 10 years working in audience and engagement journalism in local newsrooms across the Southwest. She lives in Tucson, Arizona, where she is also an adjunct professor at the University of Arizona’s School of Journalism. She can be reached at mollie@trustingnews.org and on Twitter @molliemuchna.

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