Election coverage of candidates for public office shapes voter awareness, and informs our democratic decision-making. Media have the power to define our understanding of candidates, which in turn impacts how we vote. Numerous academic studies have examined the difference in coverage of male and female candidates, and concluded that media coverage of women disproportionately highlights physical appearance, family, sexual orientation, personality, and novelty in the race, while coverage of men overwhelmingly tends to highlight experience and policy positions, largely ignoring appearance, family and novelty. These differences have immense impact at the ballot.
by Eric Potter Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute October 31, 2018 When Tamara Power-Drutis worked at Crosscut Public Media, a nonprofit news site in Seattle, she was involved with the site’s email newsletter. She was absolutely sure they were doing it wrong. She just didn’t know in what way. “It went out twice a day, but we didn’t [...]
by The Evergrey The Evergrey August 14, 2018 It all started four days after the 2016 presidential election, when Seattle’s Eric Liu gave his first “civic sermon.” “Many of you feel not just shocked but betrayed. Not just sad but grief-stricken,” Eric said then, sounding like a pastor in church. “So we gather today in search [...]
by YES! Editors YES! Magazine Apr 21, 2018 The Earth could use some climate-change-fighting superheroes right about now. And according to a new comic series by the nonprofit Amplifier, there are a few real-life ones in our midst. Thirteen of them, actually. On Earth Day, April 22, Amplifier released the comic art series #MyClimateHero, portraying leaders of [...]
by Niki Stojnic Seattle Magazine Dec 2017 — Print Edition Image credit: Hayley Young A local arts advocacy group sets up headquarters in Pioneer Square, ground zero for its message heard—and seen—around the world. The staff of Amplifier at its new headquarters, surrounded by artwork and the iconic posters of the “We the People” campaign. [...]
with host Eric Liu Citizen University TV Oct 25, 2017 Want a powerful sign for a protest? Seattle's Amplifier.org lets you download free political images and slogans. Host Eric Liu talks with Amplifier's Chief of Staff Tamara Power-Drutis about how the nonprofit harnesses art for social change with the goal of turning artists into activists [...]
Tamara Power-Drutis & Eddie Rehfeldt talk about Seattle Interactive, a 2-day event that celebrates online trends, technology, and creativity.