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#politics: Redefining Engagement via Digital Media

Dionne at the podiumIn a Gambaccini program co-sponsored by Eagleton's Youth Political Participation Program and the Rutgers School of Communication and Information (SCI), four panelists, moderated by Melissa Aronczyk, assistant professor in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies at Rutgers' School of Communication and Information, discussed the opportunities and challenges involved in using digital media to connect people and politics. They described their varied routes to working in digital media and highlighted opportunities for empowerment through targeted use of new media. The panelists who spoke to a very engaged, multi-generational audience were: Dave Cole, former senior advisor to the White House chief information officer and deputy director of new media; Cammie Croft, deputy executive director of digital and strategic communications, Amnesty International USA; Sara Tabatabaie, special projects manager, Rock the Vote; and Eric Schmeltzer, communications and outreach consultant for the new app, Countable.

Dionne with Ruth Mandel and Sue Gambaccini

Members of the
Gambaccini family