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Communicators and Election 2020

Election 2020 in unprecedented in so many ways. The dramatic impacts of the novel coronavirus and COVID-19, the movement to end racial discrimination, the first Black woman on a major party's presidential ticket, and the rise of white supremacy groups all make this moment historic, regardless of the outcome of the presidential race.

To parse the issues and the facts, society is in need of accurate information, highlighting the vital role of communications in society. The journalists covering the elections, strategic and political communicators doing campaign and advocacy communication, technology experts bringing society online for work, school and social connection, and video game designers and filmmakers keeping people engaged and informed.

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American University Survey: Young Black Americans Are Key 2020 Swing Voters

American University's Black Swing Voter Project released results of a new survey of Black Americans in six battleground states.

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W. Joseph Campbell


New Book Examines the Messy and Contentious Role of US Presidential Pre-Election Polls

The 2016 election is one of eight cases of polling failure SOC Professor W. Joseph Campbell analyzes in his new book.

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Alumni and the 2020 Election

SOC alumni are involved in every aspect of the 2020 elections, from local to presidential.

Cecilia Vega
Professor Amy Eisman interviews SOC alumna and ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Cecilia Vega.

Alumni Covering the Election and the White House

Dan Merica, CNN
Polson Kanneth, CNN
Seung Min Kim, The Washington Post
Cecilia Vega, ABC News
Janet Rodriguez, Univision
Jackie Kucinich, The Daily Beast
Ed O'Keefe CBS News
Chandelis Duster, CNN
Tara Palmeri, ABC News
Ann Godlasky, USA TODAY
Zach Cohen, National Journal
Nikki Schwab, Daily Mail


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Vision 2020: Election Stories from The Next Generation

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Seven Days After the Election: What Happened?

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