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Local News Coverage Proven to Move Voters on Issue of Abortion Access

A local news article localizing and contextualizing a prominent national issue —access to abortion—written for Americans who are not regular news consumers, successfully changed the minds of those who saw the piece.

When the Supreme Court legalized abortion in Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that protected women’s right to abortion, it put on hold a 1931 Michigan law that criminalized abortion, even in cases of rape or incest.

If Roe v. Wade is overturned, abortion could be criminalized again in Michigan in all cases except when a woman’s life is endangered.

Would you support or oppose re-criminalizing abortion in Michigan if Roe v Wade is overturned?

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Local Newsroom Proves Ability to Turn Out Voters in Rural Iowa

COURIER, a first-of-its-kind news organization, has again set out to prove the unique distribution model it pioneers: boosting its local news coverage to foster greater participation in American democracy.

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COURIER’s Model Boosts Voter Turnout

Results from a randomized-control-treatment (RCT) experiment of COURIER’s model show that its unique method of boosting news on social media had a positive, statistically significant impact on voter turnout in the 2021 Virginia state election.

Let’s break it down further.

This experiment is just another positive proof-point that demonstrates COURIER’s unique model of boosting factual, local, civic journalism to low turnout voters online can measurably increase their participation in elections.

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