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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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Nov 19, 2020

Ben Katz, Chief Architect, ISPolitical likes recounts and the attention being paid to election fraud to insure that voter counts are accurate.  While people can make small mistakes, machines can turn seemingly small problems into much larger issues. Working with over 800 campaigns in 2020 and with many years in the...


Oct 29, 2020

Glenn Kessler, President and Michelle Niedziela, PhD, VP Research and Innovation, HCD Research once again conducted a live focus group with a consortium of market research companies of the second debate between President Trump and Vice-President Biden to study reactions from Trump and Biden supporters as well as...


Oct 7, 2020

Karen Chase Leighton, media specialist and former ABC News and Associated Press anchor and correspondent shares insights about covering the health of elected officials from her early days as a White House and Capitol Hill correspondent during the President Ronald Reagan and President George H.W. Bush years.  Karen also...


Aug 26, 2020

Dan Gerstein, CEO, Gotham Ghostwriters shares insights about the challenges of writing speeches which will be given in an empty room, advantages to the intimacy of talking directly to those tuning in online or on television, the relevance of background and positioning of the speaker, and intermixing of live and recorded...


Jul 23, 2020

Dan Gerstein, CEO, Gotham Ghostwriters reflects on the challenges and rewards of working with elected officials as a speechwriter and ghostwriter.  He points out how those clients who are themselves good writers are perhaps the most appreciative of the work of a ghostwriter.  Dan explains the different roles a...