Three nonprofit news organizations in St. Louis are collaborating on a website and voters' guide for the 2012 election campaign. BeyondNovember.org offers news stories, audio and video from St. Louis Public Radio, Nine Network of Public Media and the St. Louis Beacon. The project is funded by the St. Louis-based Deer Creek Foundation. The site debuted on July 20.
"Beyond November is so named," said St. Louis Beacon Managing Editor Richard H. Weiss, "because it focuses not just on the horse-race aspect of politics but on the words, deeds and positions candidates take that will have an impact well beyond the November election. A major focus will be on the influence of money in politics and key issues, including immigration, health care, the environment and the economy."