The Franklin Center and National Review Partner For Election Coverage

Alexandria, VA – The Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity, a national nonprofit journalism organization, and National Review are teaming up to present news coverage on the 2010 midterm-election. The stories, which will be posted on NRO’s Battle ’10, will contain the articles from the Franklin Center’s network of reporters and will focus primarily on congressional and gubernatorial races in key battleground states.

“The Franklin Center was established to support and train journalists from all over the country. During the past year, our reporters have had the opportunity to cover key elections and make their readers more informed voters,” said Franklin Center President Jason Stverak. “By partnering with National Review, our network of reporters will have the opportunity to publish their articles on a national website and reach a larger audience. We look forward to working with National Review during this important election cycle.”

Battle 10 ( will cover the gubernatorial and key U.S. House and Senate elections  in Colorado, Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Nevada. This news site, which was recently launched, will touch on the issues that the candidates are promoting as well as the concerns that the voters are raising.  

“The Franklin Center and its network of reporters have continually produced high quality, accurate and unbiased news coverage of various elections throughout the country. Their team coverage of the Scott Brown senate win in January showed the impact that non-profit journalists can have on election coverage,” said Jack Fowler, Publisher of National Review.  “This election cycle, coming in a critical political year, may change the balance of power in the nation’s capitol, as well as in state capitals. We are pleased to have the opportunity to partner with the Franklin Center to capture the election stories that will make the difference in these elections.”

Founded in January of 2009, The Franklin Center is a nonpartisan organization that believes that new technology can advance the cause of transparency in government. The Franklin Center aims to educate, to advise and to train individuals and organizations from all backgrounds to become thorough, unbiased and responsible reporters well versed in new media techniques and journalistic integrity. For more information on the Franklin Center please visit