This Virtual Reporting Tour was an eight-week long program designed to enable journalists from around the world to cover the 2020 U.S. elections remotely. It took place between September 21 and November 13 and includes on-the-record press briefings with political scientists, elections experts, analysts, pundits, and exclusive access to interviews, video, and still photography from key battleground states.

We ran a daily segment on the U.S. elections, and the info on the electoral system was so helpful. This segment could not have aired without all the useful insights we got. The speakers were amazing.

Alina Anghel- Antena3 Romania

In normal election years, FPCs offer approximately 100 foreign journalists the opportunity to experience the American democratic process first-hand by participating in reporting tours. With travel out of the question, FPCs engineered an innovative solution to bring the 2020 U.S. presidential election to foreign journalists remotely.

Working with implementing partner Meridian International Center, FPCs created an eight-week virtual program comprised of two rich streams of content: 20 live, on-the-record briefings by independent experts and vibrant content filmed by local producers hired in critical locations including Arizona, Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, Texas, and Washington, D.C., and archived for participants’ exclusive use.


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