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Presented by: Knight Foundation

Traditional’s and New Media's Impact on the 2016 Election

Saturday, March 12
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Salon F
500 E 4th St

The media landscape has changed dramatically since the last presidential election in 2012. YouTube stars now top the list of influencers among teenagers according to Variety and the Pew Research Center found that over 61% of millennials get their news from Facebook. Digital media properties such as Buzzfeed, Vox, Vice, and The Young Turks have become part of the daily routine for many consumers of news.

Yet traditional media still possess tremendous power and influence with access to candidates, dominance of the political ad spend, and control of election narratives.

What are the different roles, responsibilities, and impact of traditional and digital media on the 2016 Election?

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Cenk Uygur at SXSW

Cenk Uygur


The Young Turks

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Christina Bellantoni at SXSW

Christina Bellantoni

Asst Managing Editor/Politics

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Jeanmarie Condon at SXSW

Jeanmarie Condon

Sr Exec Producer, Content & Dev

ABC News

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Shelley Venus

Exec Producer Video



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