The Knight-Civic Hall Symposium on Tech, Politics and the Media

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, in partnership with Civic Hall, hosted the Knight-Civic Hall Symposium on Tech, Politics, and the Media on January 18th. The event brought together a diverse group of experts to reflect on the 2016 election. Over the course of the day, panelists dug into topics like the rise of fake news, the future of polling, and how to address the increasing polarization of the American electorate. 

CTCL’s Executive Director, Tiana Epps-Johnson, was invited to join a panel focused on civic engagement in the 2016 election. The discussion explored questions like:

  • Are there better ways of engaging people in the public arena?
  • What worked in 2016? What didn’t?
  • Can we make voting, along with other forms of civic participation, more fun? More valuable?

She was joined in this discussion by:

  • Eric Liu - Citizen University @ericpliu
  • Seth Flaxman - Democracy Works @Sethflaxman
  • Kate Krontiris - independent researcher @katekrontiris
  • Seamus Kraft (moderator) - OpenGov Foundation @seamuskraft

You can check out their panel here:

To learn more about the event, follow the conversation on Twitter with #KFCivicHall and visit the Knight Foundation’s blog.