On the first Sunday of 2021, reports began to emerge about a conversation President Trump had with Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.

It became that day’s lead story because the news of that call became public two days before runoff elections would be held in Georgia for the state’s two U.S. Senators. There was special interest across the country because the result of those two elections would determine which party would have the majority in the Senate.

Competition was rampant in the newsrooms of America’s national media, including in one newsroom where they worked with a reporter who had…

Alex Veeneman

I'm a journalist and a member of SPJ. I edit The Tip Sheet and am working to make journalism better. Any views expressed here are my own.

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