November 12, 2008

Youthquake: Election, Media, and the Young Voter

Wednesday, November 12, 2008
6:30 pm ET
New York

In Person

Anna Greenberg, Senior Vice President, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research; Eric Hysen, Student Chair, CampusVoices.org; Scott Keeter, Director of Survey Research, The Pew Research Center; Chris Rovzar, Senior Online Editor, New York Magazine; Tiffany Wilson, Graduate Managing Editor, palestra.net; Katharine Zaleski, Senior News Editor, Huffington Post

Moderated by Jeff Greenfield, CBS Senior Political Correspondent

Is there a "youthquake rumbling deep inside the American electorate," as Business Week so memorably articulated it in an article on the presidential election? Millennials—also known as Generation Y—make up 20% of voters, and turned out in record numbers for this year's primaries, thanks in part to networking—activism sites, Facebook groups, and YouTube channels devoted to raising civic awareness. What are the issues that drive them? What role will they play in the general election between Barack Obama and John McCain, and in the future of American politics? The Paley Center convenes a panel of experts for a post-election look at the role millennials played in choosing the next leader of the free world.

Co-presented with the New York Chapter of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (NYAAPOR).

Funding for the Politics: Past, Present, & Future series has been provided by the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.

 

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