Engaging Voters: How do people really think?
The most recent Knight Foundation News Challenge was focused on elections, and I was invited to give a keynote address about Interested Bystanders in the United States, their perspectives on civic engagement, and their attitudes toward voting and elections.
Kelly Born, Program Officer for The Madison Initiative at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, had some great questions in a follow-up interview afterward. That can be viewed here.
Many compliments to the Knight Foundation for continuing to support invention in civic life.
Breaking Through 2015: A one-day gathering of experts in technology, journalism, civics, and elections sharing stories and ideas on how to get people involved in shaping their communities and participating in the political process. Featuring the announcement of the Knight News Challenge on Elections winners and presentation of grantees' innovative ideas on how to better inform voters and increase civic participation before, during, and after elections.
Kate Krontiris, Principal Investigator of America's Complicated Relationship with Civic Duty at Google gives a keynote speech on the topic "Engaging Voters: How do people really think?"