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Digital Politics with Karen Jagoda

Welcome to the non-partisan Digital Politics Podcast with Karen Jagoda.  Since 2007, this show has highlighted impact of new technologies on the campaign landscape, how expectations of voters are changing, role of online fundraising, digital and traditional means of persuasion and getting out the vote.  In this time of the COVID-19 Pandemic, changes in the behavior of voters, restrictions on candidates and the new normal for retail politics are all under the microscope.

Popular topics on the show include best practices for political and advocacy campaigns, ground game strategies, cross-media advertising, social media trends and impact of mobile on engaging supporters. 

This weekly podcast includes interviews with political consultants, media strategists, journalists, advocates, candidates, elected officials, campaign managers, and solution providers.

 

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Jul 7, 2020

Mike Long, speechwriter, speaker, playwright, scientist, educator and co-author of The Molecule of More, talks about the differences between working with politicians and actors, the myth of the "voice" of a candidate, what a ghostwriter really does, and the value a speechwriter can bring to a campaign to make...


Jun 25, 2020

Jonathan Rick, The Jonathan Rick Group, is a public relations guru who has given a great deal of thought to the changes COVID-19 and the protests in the streets have brought to the political media landscape.  He emphasizes that candidates and politicians need to be hyper-vigilant in their choice of written and spoken...


Jun 18, 2020

Deepak Puri, Co-Founder and CEO, DemLabs strongly believes that outrage is a terrible thing to waste.  Online petitions initiated by individuals and organizations can be used to turn anger in the streets into action at the local, state and national levels. Deepak talks about how their grassroots rapid response approach...


Jun 10, 2020

Scott Goodstein, CEO, Catalyst Campaigns has seen the use of social media in political campaigns change from being a positive one-to-one engagement tool to becoming a tool to suppress voting and spread false information. Scott shines a light on the current challenges to Section 230 of Communications Decency Act of 1996...


Jun 3, 2020

Cyrus Krohn, is an internet pioneer, political activist and author who is now drawing on his insider view of the political process to run for the state legislature in Washington.  With a deep understanding of the value of digital tools in political and advocacy campaigns, Cyrus talks about what is driving him to run as...