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There’s no wisdom in crowd photos

Columbia Journalism Review, April 29, 2020

April 29, 2020

There’s no wisdom in crowd photos

“Fairness and integrity”: A panel of experts led by Rick Hasen, an election-law specialist at the University of California, Irvine, compiled a report listing “urgent recommendations in law, media, politics, and tech” that could boost public confidence during an election season that will be shaped by the present crisis. The report argues that news outlets should work to temper public expectations about electoral processes. “Delays in election reporting are to be expected, not evidence of fraud,” it says. “The 2020 presidential election may be ‘too early to call’ until days after election day.”