Apple Launches 2018 Midterm Elections Section in News

Apple PR:

The 2018 Midterm Elections section helps readers follow the latest on the elections with breaking news, exclusive highlights and analysis from reliable sources selected by Apple News’ team of experienced editors. Readers can quickly get up to speed on the most relevant topics and candidates by accessing the new section in the Apple News app from a banner across the top of the For You tab, as well as through Top Stories and the Spotlight tab.

“Today more than ever people want information from reliable sources, especially when it comes to making voting decisions,” said Lauren Kern, editor-in-chief of Apple News. “An election is not just a contest; it should raise conversations and spark national discourse. By presenting quality news from trustworthy sources and curating a diverse range of opinions, Apple News aims to be a responsible steward of those conversations and help readers understand the candidates and the issues.”

Like my buddy Stephen Hackett, I find it curious the New York Times is omitted from the initial crop of "diverse publishers" Apple is sourcing its coverage from. Maybe they'll be added over time, who knows. In any case, like Stephen, I'm not much of an Apple News junkie, but maybe this new section will change that. I'm definitely going to check it out.