Note To Our Readers: Beyond November Is On The Move

To our readers:  We are moving our website to a new platform. The links provided in today’s e-mail update will work just fine for you and you can continue to visit the site anytime at BeyondNovember.org.  Our e-mail will go on hiatus for a few days. But when it returns, we think you will find that it more attractive and useful.

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Beacon Reporter Jo Mannies Will Share Campaign Insights At The History Museum

St. Louis Beacon political reporter Jo Mannies and St. Louis Post-Dispatch political editor Christopher Ave will share their insights on the 2012 campaign  at the next “News at Noon” event sponsored by the St. Louis Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. The free event is at noon Thursday, Nov. 29, at the Missouri History Musuem. More information.

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We Would Like To Hear From You

The Beyond November team, consisting of the St. Louis Beacon, St. Louis Public Radio, and the Nine Network of Public Media, wants to hear from you. We would like to know if our work has been of a benefit to you. The link below will take you to a survey that should take no more than three minutes of your time. Your feedback will help inform us as we continue to provide coverage Beyond November. Take the survey.

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What You Can Expect On Election Night From Beyond November

As the 2012 campaign reaches the wire, we want to let you know how to stay informed through Beyond November, a collaboration  of the Nine Network, the St. Louis Beacon and St. Louis Public Radio.

Today and and until the polls close at 7 p.m. Tuesday you can visit the homepage of BeyondNovember.org and make use of the Voters’ Guide. Fill in your street address and zipcode and the guide will provide you with information on the races in your jurisdiction. There you will find candidates addressing questions that we have posed along with the news coverage that our partners have provided over the last several months.

You can watch a televised version of the Voters’ Guide that aired Monday night. Jim Kirchherr hosted the program which provides information on all the key races, along with four ballot propositions in Missouri. Click here to watch clips from the show.

On election night, you can find results and analysis at the Beacon and the St. Louis Public Radio websites, but it all will be aggregated on BeyondNovember.org, which will include audio, video and social media feeds. Links will be provided to election authorities where you can get up to the minute vote totals for the races that interest you the most.

On televison, the Nine Network will bring you full election coverage on Nine PBS with the NewsHour’s Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff, while giving you local election coverage on Nine World (9.3 and 84) in a simulcast with KSDK. The broadcast will originate from the Nine Network and KSDK and include analysis from a wide array of experts along with  reporters from the St. Louis Beacon and St. Louis Public Radio. Casey Nolen  of KSDK and Jim Kirchherr of Nine will anchor the broadcast.

On radio: Bill Raack and Don Marsh will anchor local coverage on St. Louis Public Radio while NPR provides the national coverage on 90.7 FM.

On Twitter: Follow our reporters who will be filing updates under the hashtag #beyondnov.

At the Contemporary Art Museum: CAM and Beyond November are teaming up to present an election night watch party that will inform entertain and stimulate your thinking about politics and the arts.  Many of the analysts appearing on the Nine Network-KSDK television special will also speak at the watch party.

Admission is free and features a cash bar and food trucks at the site. Doors open at 7 p.m. at the museum, which is located in Grand Center, at 3750 Washington Boulevard. CAM will remain open until the final results are declared when a celebration will will be held with a balloon drop and apple pie.

And, finally, you can get a free daily e-mail update with all the headlines from the past 24 hours by visiting beyondnovember.org/subscribe. This service continues right up to the election …. and BEYOND, because elections aren’t just about the horse race, but what the candidates deliver — or don’t — after they become officeholders.

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Tune In To The Beyond November Voters’ Guide Special On The Nine Network

A televised version of the Beyond November Voters’ Guide will air on the Nine Network at 7 o’clock tonight. Jim Kirchherr hosts the program which will provide information on all the key races, along with four ballot propositions in Missouri.

Today and and until the polls close at 7 p.m. Tuesday you can visit the homepage of BeyondNovember.org and make use of  our online Voters’ Guide. Fill in your street address and zipcode and the guide will provide you with information on the races in your jurisdiction. There you will find candidates addressing questions that we have posed along with the news coverage that our partners have provided over the last several months.

On election night, you can find results and analysis at the Beacon and the St. Louis Public Radio websites, but it all will be aggregated on BeyondNovember.org, which will include audio, video and social media feeds. Links will be provided to election authorities where you can get up to the minute vote totals for the races that interest you the most.

On televison, the Nine Network will bring you full election coverage on Nine PBS with the NewsHour’s Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff, while giving you local election coverage on Nine World (9.3 and 84) in a simulcast with KSDK. The broadcast will originate from the Nine Network and KSDK and include analysis from a wide array of experts along with  reporters from the St. Louis Beacon and St. Louis Public Radio. Casey Nolen  of KSDK and Jim Kirchherr of Nine will anchor the broadcast.

On radio: Bill Raack and Don Marsh will anchor local coverage on St. Louis Public Radio while NPR provides the national coverage on 90.7 FM.

On Twitter: Follow our reporters who will be filing updates under the hashtag #beyondnov.

At the Contemporary Art Museum: CAM and Beyond November are teaming up to present an election night watch party that will inform entertain and stimulate your thinking about politics and the arts.  Many of the analysts appearing on the Nine Network-KSDK television special will also speak at the watch party.

Admission is free and features a cash bar and food trucks at the site. Doors open at 7 p.m. at the museum, which is located in Grand Center, at 3750 Washington Boulevard. CAM will remain open until the final results are declared when a celebration will will be held with a balloon drop and apple pie.

And, finally, you can get a free daily e-mail update with all the headlines from the past 24 hours by visiting beyondnovember.org/subscribe. This service continues right up to the election …. and BEYOND, because elections aren’t just about the horse race, but what the candidates deliver — or don’t — after they become officeholders.

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What You Can Expect On Election Eve And Election Night From Beyond November

As the 2012 campaign reaches the wire, we want to let you know how to stay informed through Beyond November, a collaboration  of the Nine Network, the St. Louis Beacon and St. Louis Public Radio.

Today and and until the polls close at 7 p.m. Tuesday you can visit the homepage of BeyondNovember.org and make use of the Voters’ Guide. Fill in your street address and zipcode and the guide will provide you with information on the races in your jurisdiction. There you will find candidates addressing questions that we have posed along with the news coverage that our partners have provided over the last several months.

A televised version of the Voters’ Guide will air on the Nine Network at 7 p.m. on election eve, November 5. Jim Kirchherr hosts the program which will provide information on all the key races, along with four ballot propositions in Missouri.

On election night, you can find results and analysis at the Beacon and the St. Louis Public Radio websites, but it all will be aggregated on BeyondNovember.org, which will include audio, video and social media feeds. Links will be provided to election authorities where you can get up to the minute vote totals for the races that interest you the most.

On televison, the Nine Network will bring you full election coverage on Nine PBS with the NewsHour’s Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff, while giving you local election coverage on Nine World (9.3 and 84) in a simulcast with KSDK. The broadcast will originate from the Nine Network and KSDK and include analysis from a wide array of experts along with  reporters from the St. Louis Beacon and St. Louis Public Radio. Casey Nolen  of KSDK and Jim Kirchherr of Nine will anchor the broadcast.

On radio: Bill Raack and Don Marsh will anchor local coverage on St. Louis Public Radio while NPR provides the national coverage on 90.7 FM.

On Twitter: Follow our reporters who will be filing updates under the hashtag #beyondnov.

At the Contemporary Art Museum: CAM and Beyond November are teaming up to present an election night watch party that will inform entertain and stimulate your thinking about politics and the arts.  Many of the analysts appearing on the Nine Network-KSDK television special will also speak at the watch party.

Admission is free and features a cash bar and food trucks at the site. Doors open at 7 p.m. at the museum, which is located in Grand Center, at 3750 Washington Boulevard. CAM will remain open until the final results are declared when a celebration will will be held with a balloon drop and apple pie.

And, finally, you can get a free daily e-mail update with all the headlines from the past 24 hours by visiting beyondnovember.org/subscribe. This service continues right up to the election …. and BEYOND, because elections aren’t just about the horse race, but what the candidates deliver — or don’t — after they become officeholders.

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Join The Election Watch Party At The Contemporary Art Museum

(Photo by Todd Owyoung)

The Contemporary Art Museum and Beyond November are teaming up to present an election night watch party that will inform, entertain and stimulate your thinking about politics and the arts. It’s free, open to the public and features a cash bar and food trucks at the site. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Participant’s will be part of Jonathan Horowitz’s art installation Your Land/My Land: Election ’12 as they sit on a blue or red carpet and watch back-to-back TVs airing MSNBC and Fox News. The Nine Network and NewsChannel 5 will also be broadcast in other areas of the museum. Horowitz’s work in art and politics has gotten nationwide attention. 

Guests from the Public Media collaboration Beyond November will provide commentary. CAM will be open until the final results are declared, celebrating democracy with balloons and apple pie.

 

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Press Release: Public Media in St. Louis create a collaborative for campaign coverage

St. Louis’s non-profit media have taken a first-in-the-nation approach to covering the 2012 election.

St. Louis Public Radio, Nine Network of Public Media and the St. Louis Beacon have combined their reporting and production power under a single umbrella to cover the campaign on radio, on television and online.  They are calling the joint venture Beyond November and have created a website BeyondNovember.org and a twitter hashtag: #BeyondNov.  It is believed to be the first time that three public media organizations in one town have created a joint platform to focus coverage on a particular topic.

The website launches at noon, Friday, July 20, 2012. It features breaking political news, in-depth stories — including a groundbreaking report identifying the biggest donors to Missouri’s campaigns — and a comprehensive voter’s guide for the Missouri primary on Aug. 7.

The collaboration has been seeded with a grant from the St. Louis-based Deer Creek Foundation.

“Beyond November is our way of leveraging the talent, resources and skills from three trusted institutions,” said Richard H. Weiss, managing editor for Beyond November. “In this case, the whole is truly greater than the sum of the parts as we’ve already identified many creative ways to reach and inform our audiences.”

Weiss said Beyond November’s aim is to become:

  • A resource that shines a light on politics and public policy issues that matter to voters in our region.
  • A platform to engage citizens in an ongoing conversation about issues that concern them.
  • A project to hold public officials and candidates accountable for their words and deeds during the election season and beyond.

“A key word is ‘beyond’,’’ Weiss said. “First, we are going above and beyond in terms of our coverage. But more importantly, we recognize that our coverage must go beyond horse-race politics to get at the heart of the matter: making our political leaders accountable for the positions they take and how it will influence all of our lives beyond November. So we are taking a hard look at the influence of money in politics, how the political debate can either spur or stifle progress and reform, and how we can help voters make their voices heard.”

Beyond November’s guide is unique. Unlike some guides which ask generic questions like: “Why are you running for office,” the Beyond November guide has questions pertinent to the issues of particular concern in various districts. “We do not ask one size fits all questions,” Weiss said. The guide allows voters to compare candidates side by side and to look at all measures on their particular ballots. It will also provide information about donors and voting records. Those interested in other races beyond what is on their ballots can find them in the guide as well.

For more information:

Richard H. Weiss

314-725-4233

rweiss@stlbeacon.org

Margaret Freivogel

314-535-6397

mwfreivogel@stlbeacon.org

 

 

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