California Initiative Editorial Scorecard

Joe Rodota and Matt Klink
Joe Rodota is CEO of Forward Observer and Matt Klink is a Partner at California Strategies

For this 2020 edition of the scorecard, we track editorials on the 12 ballot measures that California voters will decide on Tuesday, November 3.  This year’s editorial scorecard is based on circulation data from the Alliance for Audited Media for 22 newspaper outlets:

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Final Initiative Editorial Scorecard

Joe Rodota and Matt Klink
Joe Rodota is CEO of Forward Observer and Matt Klink is a Partner at California Strategies

During the past eight weeks, Forward Observer and Klink Campaigns tracked editorial endorsements (pro and con) from the top 20 California newspapers by circulation. These newspapers issued a total of 193 editorials for or against the 11 initiatives on the November 2018 ballot. Overall, the recommendations of California’s leading newspapers generally aligned with the wishes […]

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California Initiative Editorial Scorecard #7

Joe Rodota and Matt Klink
Joe Rodota is CEO of Forward Observer and Matt Klink is a Partner at California Strategies

With one week to go before Election Day, here is the seventh edition of the 2018 California Initiative Editorial Scorecard. Forward Observer and Klink Campaigns developed the Scorecard to track editorials for and against the 11 statewide initiatives on this November’s ballot. In 2016, editorial endorsement was a leading indicator of success at the ballot. […]

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2018 California Initiative Editorial Scorecard #6

Joe Rodota and Matt Klink
Joe Rodota is CEO of Forward Observer and Matt Klink is a Partner at California Strategies

Forward Observer and Klink Campaigns developed the 2018 California Initiative Editorial Scorecard to keep track of editorials for and against the 11 statewide initiatives on this November’s ballot. We will update the scorecard weekly with ballot measure endorsements (pro and con) from the top 20 California newspapers by circulation. The sixth edition of the California […]

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California Initiative Editorial Scorecard #5

Joe Rodota and Matt Klink
Joe Rodota is CEO of Forward Observer and Matt Klink is a Partner at California Strategies

Forward Observer and Klink Campaigns developed the 2018 California Initiative Editorial Scorecard to keep track of editorials for and against the 11 statewide initiatives on this November’s ballot. We will update the scorecard weekly with ballot measure endorsements (pro and con) from the top 20 California newspapers by circulation. The fifth edition of the California […]

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California 2018 Initiative Editorial Scorecard #4

Joe Rodota and Matt Klink
Joe Rodota is CEO of Forward Observer and Matt Klink is a Partner at California Strategies

Below find the fourth issue of the 2018 California Initiative Editorial Scorecard. Forward Observer and Klink Campaigns developed the 2018 California Initiative Editorial Scorecard to keep track of editorials for and against the 11 statewide initiatives on this November’s ballot. We will update the scorecard weekly with ballot measure endorsements (pro and con) from the […]

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California 2018 Initiative Editorial Scorecard

Joe Rodota and Matt Klink
Joe Rodota is CEO of Forward Observer and Matt Klink is a Partner at California Strategies

Below find the third issue of the 2018 California Initiative Editorial Scorecard. Forward Observer and Klink Campaigns developed the 2018 California Initiative Editorial Scorecard to keep track of editorials for and against the 11 statewide initiatives on this November’s ballot. We will update the scorecard weekly with ballot measure endorsements (pro and con) from the […]

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California 2018 Initiative Editorial Scorecard

Joe Rodota and Matt Klink
Joe Rodota is CEO of Forward Observer and Matt Klink is a Partner at California Strategies

Forward Observer and Klink Campaigns developed the 2018 California Initiative Editorial Scorecard to keep track of editorials for and against the 11 statewide initiatives on this November’s ballot. We will update the scorecard weekly with ballot measure endorsements (pro and con) from the top 20 California newspapers by circulation. The second edition of the California […]

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