ABC News Teams with Apple News for 2020 Election Coverage

By A.J. Katz 

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ABC News’ partnership with Apple News for the Feb. 7, 2020 primary debate is officially part of a larger partnership between the two outlets for 2020 presidential election coverage.

Apple News will feature ABC News videos and live-streaming coverage, as well as FiveThirtyEight polling data, infographics and analysis during key moments in the election.

The ABC News-Apple News collaboration will extend through Super Tuesday, the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, the general election debates, election night and the 2021 presidential inauguration.

“Access to quality news and trusted information is always important, and never more so than in an election year,” Apple News editor in chief Lauren Kern said in a statement. “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.”

“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,” added ABC News president James Goldston. “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.”

This is a solid move for ABC. Apple News has great reach and a user base that’s noticeably younger than the one traditionally watching broadcast or cable news.

The ABC News, Apple News and WMUR-TV debate will be the first one to be held after primary voting begins. It’s set to take place Feb. 7 at St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H.

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