Anchor Change with Katie Harbath
Impossible Tradeoffs with Katie Harbath
The past, present and future of platforms' approach to elections
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The past, present and future of platforms' approach to elections

Also, what to keep an eye on for digital campaigning in 2024
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From last week's poll, most of you prefer physical books to digital ones. Physical books won 73 percent to 27 percent. This week’s question is:

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This week, we are nerding out on all things digital campaigning and the platforms’ approach to elections.

First up is my interview with Henri Makembe who is the CEO of Do Big Things - a creative services firm. Henri has a long history of digital campaigns and so we talked a little bit about how the field has evolved the last 15 years and what he’s watching as we go into 2024.

Then we turn to my conversation with Daniel Kreiss. Daniel is at the University of North Carolina and has long studied how campaigns use technology. He and I recently wrote a piece looking at the history of how platforms approach politics. We talk about that as well as the history of digital campaigning and the use of platforms.

Enjoy!

PS: Sorry for the weird opener. My original recording was screwed up so I re-recorded it using my iPhone voice memo app while at a conference.

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Anchor Change with Katie Harbath
Impossible Tradeoffs with Katie Harbath
Technology and democracy are at a crossroads. Technology can potentially empower people and make our democracies more responsive. Or technology can be used to manipulate and divide us. Welcome to Impossible Tradeoffs. I’m Katie Harbath. In this weekly podcast, we’ll talk about and analyze the most fascinating headlines. We’ll make predictions about where things are going. And we’ll talk to experts about the challenges we face and how we might look for solutions.
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