Digital Media in the 2020 Election

Nov 12, 2019
6 - 7:30pm EST
Registration is required
This event is free

Who can attend?

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students
  • General public

Contact

SNF Agora Institute
410-516-5900

Description

As the 2020 campaign gets into full swing, American voters worry about the integrity of our elections—with good cause. As digital campaigning has become the norm, so have challenges like campaigns spreading misinformation and disinformation, ads targeting voter segments to keep them at home, users being able to mask their identities, and the potential for foreign meddling through social media.

This roundtable discussion with journalists and scholars will explore the state of digital campaigning, advertising, and analytics in electoral politics—and what role political campaigns, digital consultants, social media platforms, and government regulations should play in safeguarding elections.

Speakers include:

  • Jesse Baldwin-Philippi, associate professor, Communications and Media Studies, Fordham University
  • April Glaser, journalist, Slate
  • Sasha Issenberg, author of The Victory Lab: The Secret Science of Winning Campaigns
  • Dr. Daniel Kreiss, associate professor, UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Nancy Scola, senior technology reporter, Politico
  • Scott Shane, reporter, New York Times' Washington bureau

The event is co-sponsored by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University and the Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life at UNC Chapel Hill.

Who can attend?

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students
  • General public

Registration

Registration is required

Please register in advance

Contact

SNF Agora Institute
410-516-5900