Caption: Campbell Conversations - Conversations in the Public Interest
Campbell Conversations - Conversations in the Public Interest 

Grant Reeher speaks with Zephyr Teachout, one of the original pioneers of the use of the Internet in politics, as Director of Internet Organizing for the 2004 Howard Dean presidential campaign.

From: WRVO
Series: Campbell Conversations in the Public Intererst
Length: 27:19

Zephyr Teachout was one of the original pioneers of the use of the Internet in politics, as Director of Internet Organizing for the 2004 Howard Dean presidential campaign. Since then she’s served as the National Director of the Sunlight Foundation, and she’s currently a law professor at Fordham University.

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Zephyr Teachout was one of the original pioneers of the use of the Internet in politics, as Director of Internet Organizing for the 2004 Howard Dean presidential campaign.  Since then she’s served as the National Director of the Sunlight Foundation, and she’s currently a law professor at Fordham University.  In this conversation she considers how the Internet has changed political campaigning, political organizing, and the role of money in politics, and its impact on the revolutions in the Middle East.  She also discusses how technology can open up government, as well as her concerns about the Internet’s impact on our political life.  Finally, from her uniquely up-close and first-hand perspective, she recalls the story of the creation of the “Dean scream.”

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Piece Description

Zephyr Teachout was one of the original pioneers of the use of the Internet in politics, as Director of Internet Organizing for the 2004 Howard Dean presidential campaign.  Since then she’s served as the National Director of the Sunlight Foundation, and she’s currently a law professor at Fordham University.  In this conversation she considers how the Internet has changed political campaigning, political organizing, and the role of money in politics, and its impact on the revolutions in the Middle East.  She also discusses how technology can open up government, as well as her concerns about the Internet’s impact on our political life.  Finally, from her uniquely up-close and first-hand perspective, she recalls the story of the creation of the “Dean scream.”

Broadcast History

This series began airing on WRVO in March 2010.

Intro and Outro

INTRO:

Grant Reeher speaks with Zephyr Teachout, in this week's Campbell Conversation.

OUTRO:

Campbell Conversations is produced by WRVO with support from The Campbell Public Affairs Institute at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship.

Additional Credits

Host: Grant Reeher
Associate Producers: John Giammatteo, Ranjana Venkatesh, Kasey Panetta, and Kevin Stawicki
Recording Engineer: Tom Fazio

Related Website

http://www.wrvo.fm, http://www.maxwell.syr.edu/campbell.aspx