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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 12, 2020

Larry Moore, Co-Chair, National Council for Independent Living is passionate about making voting more accessible for more people particularly those who are disabled, deployed military and civilians living abroad.  With an eye to security and preventing fraud, Larry points to the speed and accuracy that a digital...


Feb 12, 2020

Ben Katz Chief Architect ISPolitical is empathetic to those who contributed to and were affected by the failure to count the votes in the Iowa caucus and he points out the different kinds of failures that drove the melt-down.  Ben talks about other ways to bring technology to counting votes, the need to focus on the...


Jun 25, 2019

Nimit Sawhney, CEO, Voatz, a Boston based start-up in the mobile voting space, talks about their innovative approach to secure mobile voting using blockchain and the camera in the mobile device to provide biometric data to verify identity of the voter.  With the ability to produce a printable marked ballot, this...


Apr 3, 2019

Nan Jackson, CEO and Co-Founder, LiveBallot is bringing interactive ballot information into the hands of voters to better inform about candidates and initiatives while providing innovative ways for organizations and campaigns to create digital slate cards and to share endorsements.  Their goal is to overcome limitations...


Dec 17, 2018

Steven Alembik, Founder, SMA Communications is an expert on voter data and how it is collected, stored, and made accessible by each individual state.  Steven talks about the need to clean up the data on voter rolls using related data bases to track such things as new addresses and deaths to reduce misuse of absentee...