Apple News App Gains '2018 Midterm Elections' Section in the U.S.
Apple has announced a new section in the Apple News app dedicated to providing coverage of the U.S. midterm elections from now through to November.
Apple says the new section is designed to help readers follow the latest on the 2018 Midterm Elections with breaking news, exclusive highlights and analysis from trusted sources curated by Apple News’ team of experienced editors.
Special features will include “The Conversation”, a collection of opinion columns about hot-button issues from sources they may not already follow, and “On the Ground”, which highlights issues that matter to local constituents on the most important races.
“Today more than ever people want information from reliable sources, especially when it comes to making voting decisions,” said Lauren Kern, editor-in-chief of Apple News. “An election is not just a contest; it should raise conversations and spark national discourse. By presenting quality news from trustworthy sources and curating a diverse range of opinions, Apple News aims to be a responsible steward of those conversations and help readers understand the candidates and the issues.”
In addition to presenting coverage from Fox News, Vox, and other publishers, Apple says its News app will offer exclusive features, including:
- The Washington Post‘s “Election Now,” a dashboard that brings to life important primary races by contextualizing key data like current polling, what pundits are saying and survey data on voter enthusiasm.
- A weekly briefing from Axios, featuring analysis of the most important developments as the primaries unfold.
- Politico‘s “Races to Watch,” which looks at a collection of races offering important themes and trends to voters.
The new section is available to readers in the U.S. only, and can be accessed within the News app from a banner across the top of the For You tab, as well as through Top Stories and the Spotlight tab.
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