The Washington Post announced that Jenna Johnson is its new deputy democracy editor and will help lead a team “focused on threats to the electoral process and battles over the right to vote.” According to the Post:

“Jenna will play a central role in managing reporters both in Washington and around the country who will chronicle the impact of new voting laws, political pressure on election administrators and attempts to undermine the public will. She will also help lead collaborations with journalists across The Post engaged in democracy coverage.

“In her nearly 15 years at The Post, Jenna has worked on several desks and teamed with nearly every section in the newsroom. Since her move last year into editing, Jenna has distinguished herself with her sharp ideas and keen ability to elevate reporters’ work in stints on the America, Health and Science, and Politics desks.
“Jenna worked as a National politics reporter for six years, first covering Scott Walker’s 71 days as a presidential candidate and then serving as The Post’s lead reporter on Donald Trump’s campaign, traveling to nearly every state to attend dozens of rallies and interview thousands of Trump supporters – waiting for hours in line after the campaign revoked media credentials for Post journalists. Jenna examined the types of communities where Trump held his events and documented how Trump made suspicion of Muslims, immigrants and other marginalized groups a centerpiece of his pitch to voters.”

She covered the Trump White House for more than a year and continued to travel around the country to document what Americans thought of the president and his agenda.

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