WBUR and El Planeta, Boston’s Latino Daily, have partnered editorially for the first time to offer Mass. Election Prep: Become An Informed Voter In 7 Days as well as a procrastinator's version to get informed in only 3 days. The limited-run newsletter, published in English and Spanish, will provide readers with engaging and easy-to-understand information about how the election relates to them.
“We are thrilled to partner with El Planeta to offer an essential public service for the community to help foster civic engagement,” said Dan Mauzy, executive editor for news at WBUR. “At a time when we’re all navigating how to vote during a global pandemic, we think it’s critical to try to answer the key questions we know people have — and to make the information available to as wide an audience as we can.”
An extension of WBUR and El Planeta’s 2020 election coverage on-air, in print and online, Mass. Election Prep will cover local issues with room for national impact stories in seven quick newsletters emailed to subscribers. It will offer useful and practical information on a variety of topics such as a refresher on how mail-in ballots will work, analysis on ballot questions, present candidate issues in the presidential election, and test your knowledge with a pop quiz.
“Partnering with WBUR is a great way for both organizations to share important reporting resources with our communities,” said Javier Marin, CEO and owner of El Planeta Media. “The Hispanic community is the fastest-growing minority in Massachusetts and Greater Boston, and we are looking forward to bringing a new facet to WBUR’s journalism and for the WBUR audience to learn more about our work too.”
This is newsletter has now ended. Please visit wbur.org for results and election coverage.
This article was originally published on September 10, 2020.