In the Media


We partner with organizations dedicated to improved health outcomes and smart policy design to improve the way our systems work for patients and providers alike.

Media, Elections, and Democracy

We help amplify the voice of citizens and work with media partners to create substantive, issue-based election coverage.

  • Hamline Alum Partners with Professor Schultz on Citizen Assemblies Project – Hamline, 12 August 2016
  • Figuring out the Facts Behind Political Ads, Speeches, Debates — and Folklore – WKSU, 9 May 2016
  • Akron group wants to change election coverage – The Buchtelite, 27 April 2016
  • Ohio media join forces to give voters more of a voice – Toledo Blade, 27 April 2016
  • University of Akron receives Knight Foundation grant for Informed Citizen Akron project – Crain’s Cleveland Business, 26 April 2016
  • How Informed Citizen Akron will improve elections coverage in Ohio – Knight Foundation, 26 April 2016
  • Ohio voters are disgusted with politics – Akron Beacon Journal, 2 January 2016
  • Ohio news media get the message and will cover politics differently in 2016 – Akron Beacon Journal, 2 January 2016
  • Akron-area millenials could transform the electorate – if they vote – The News Outlet, 14 December 2015
  • Local Politics and the Malaise of the Millennials – Governing, 12 October 2015
  • Millenials invited to discuss mayoral election at ‘Up for Debate Ohio!’ – WKSU, 20 August 2015
  • Effort begins to engage young voters in Akron mayoral election – Knight Foundation, 30 July 2015
  • Jefferson Center’s plan to engage young voters wins Knight News Challenge award – Minnpost, 23 July 2015
  • Former Secretary of State Mark Ritchie joins Jefferson Center Board – Minnpost, 30 March 2015
  • Students to supply questions for Tuesday night’s Secretary of State candidate forum – Minnpost, 17 October 2014
  • Secretary of State forum gave a refreshing take on campaign politics and civil discourse – Minnpost, 10 October 2014


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