Before collaborating with ABC News, Apple News election coverage involved a range of media partners such as Axios, Politico, The Washington Post, Fox News, CNN, The New York Times, CBS, and others. Next year, Apple will collaborate with ABC News. Apple made the right decision because ABC won four Edward R. Murrow Awards this year, including the one for Overall Excellence in television.
When the Democratic primary debate begins on February 7, 2020, in New Hampshire, Apple News will feature ABC News videos, live streams, FiveThirtyEight polling data, infographics, and analysis during the 2020 election.
FiveThirtyEight, meanwhile, is known for its statistical analysis, data visualization, and reporting on politics and the election, which includes things like trackers on the latest polling, candidate endorsements, and fundraising.
“Access to quality news and trusted information is always important, and never more so than in an election year,” said Lauren Kern, editor-in-chief of Apple News. “We’re proud to partner with ABC News to present the millions of people who use Apple News each day with dynamic live coverage and responsible analysis during the major news moments of the 2020 election.”
ABC News, Apple News, and WMUR-TV will partner for the February debate, the first to be held after primary voting begins.
The new collaboration will extend through Super Tuesday, the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, the general election debates, election night, and the 2021 presidential inauguration.
“This election is one of the most consequential in modern history, and this unprecedented partnership with Apple News will deliver our world-class political journalism to more people than ever before,” said James Goldston, president of ABC News. “It will enable millions more people to have a deeper understanding of the key issues, candidates, and events by providing straightforward information, insight, and context during the entire 2020 cycle — reaching our audience anywhere and anytime they want breaking and in-depth news.”