Election polling is unlike any other kind of public opinion research, because you can measure your work against a known result – the actual tally of ballots cast. It means that when The Associated Press debuted AP VoteCast in the 2018 midterm elections, we’d know by the end of Election Day if our replacement for the in-person exit poll was a success.
As she accepted the William Allen White Foundation National Citation for outstanding journalistic service at the University of Kansas on Thursday, AP Executive Editor Sally Buzbee outlined three guideposts news organizations must use to navigate the future of journalism.
“Cold-blooded killing of journalists by powerful individuals and governments to achieve their political and economic aims, or by individuals driven by private grievances or propaganda-fueled hate, have threatened and in too many cases cut down journalists over the past year,” AP Vice President for Standards John Daniszewski said at the United Nations Office at Geneva on Tuesday. “For no crime other than their work to reveal facts, and for their stubborn unwillingness to surrender to intimidation.”
Using technology involving LED lights that pulse faster than the human eye can see, AP transmitted live, broadcast-quality video on Tuesday from a submersible in one of the world’s least explored places.