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Less than 60% of eligible voters voted in the 2016 elections —and less than 43% of young people under age 25. The 2014 midterm elections had the lowest turnout in 75 years, since the start of World War I when many were fighting overseas and unable to vote. In this Forum, Fellows explored the evolution of voting rights–and voting fights, the current context of voting, and the biggest threats to casting votes that matter. We examined the Electoral College and the pros and cons of direct vs indirect democracy. We delved into gerrymandering, the upcoming Supreme Court case (Gill vs. Whitford), and the stakes at play. And, of course, we discussed the role that education and voter education play in all of this.

Press, Media, and Social Media – Alejandra Oraa

January 21, 2018

Alejandra Oraa is a two-time Emmy award winning anchor and journalist for CNN en Español. Blending ...

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What Social Media Was Like in 1857

THE ATLANTIC | NOVEMBER 1, 2017

The companies that own the media

WEBFAGEFX.COM | JULY 7, 2015

How is Social Media Changing Journalism?

THE ATLANTIC | AUGUST 6, 2014

Solidarity in the Fourth Estate

US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT | JULY 7, 2017

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