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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.


Digital Politics Podcast with Karen Jagoda has been included in the Feedspot 70 Best Non Partisan Podcasts worth listening to in 2023.      Check out the list here







Oct 27, 2022

David Fenton is the Founder of Fenton Communications, the first public relations firm dedicated to progressive social change. David has written a new book, The Activist's Media Handbook: Lessons From Fifty Years as a Progressive Agitator, based on his extensive experience working with politicians and celebrities. While the channels and styles for communicating political and advocacy messages are changing, the basic principles of communication remain the same. The way the brain processes words and images does not change though there are critical differences in how different individuals perceive a message. Currently, David is focusing his efforts on the climate movement and taking advantage of the web to drive action.

We talk about:

  • The underground anti-war protests in the '60s
  • Keys to mobilizing the public to support a cause
  • The differences between crafting a message for Republican and Democratic voters
  • The problem with "Woke" language
  • Biggest campaign surprises and most inspiring and challenging clients
  • Limitations of fragmented news sources and social media for activism and mobilization
  • Advice for young activists to unify larger groups of people

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Activist's Media Handbook