VISION: Peering into the future of democracy

VISION is a weekly conversation about the trends, ideas and disruptions changing the face of our democracy.

Hosted by Sam Gill, SVP/Chief Program Officer, Knight Foundation

Upcoming Episodes:

Ep. 7: Trevor Potter and Ann Ravel

Episode 7: Election Disrupted — Part 3 (Thursday, June 4, 1 p.m. ET) As former commissioners of the Federal Election Commission, Trevor Potter and Ann Ravel provide their insight on elections in the U.S. 

Ep. 7: Trevor Potter and Ann Ravel

Ep. 8: Seth Flaxman

(Thursday, June 11, 1 p.m. ET) Seth Flaxman, creator of TurboVote, joins the conversation on the ways the current crisis will shape or disrupt the coming election. 

Ep. 8: Seth Flaxman

Previous Episodes:

Ep. 6: Spencer Overton and Arturo Vargas

Spencer Overton, President of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies and Arturo Vargas, CEO of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials continue the conversation on elections during COVID-19 […]

Ep. 6: Spencer Overton and Arturo Vargas

Ep. 5: Nate Persily

Voting is a vital function of our democracy. What happens when the pandemic shuts down polls or forces people to wait for hours to cast their ballots?  Nate Persily, Stanford law professor and campaign expert, spoke with Sam on Episode 5 of VISION, kicking off a new, four-episode deep dive into the issues surrounding the 2020 […]

Ep. 5: Nate Persily

Ep. 4: Renée DiResta

Renée DiResta, the technical research manager at Stanford Internet Observatory, joined Sam for Episode 4 of VISION. As an expert on abuse in current information technologies, the spread of malign narratives across social networks, and in policymaking to devise responses to the problem, DiResta contributed to the conversation on flattening the infodemic curve during COVID-19.

Ep. 4: Renée DiResta

Ep. 3: Safiya Umoja Noble

Episode 3 of VISION featured a conversation with Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble, Associate Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Co-Director of the UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry. She also holds appointments in African American Studies and Gender Studies. She is the author “Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism […]

Ep. 3: Safiya Umoja Noble

Ep. 2: Joan Donovan

Episode 2 of VISION with Sam Gill. Continuing on the topic of “Flattening the Infodemic”, this episode features a conversation with Dr. Joan Donovan, Director of the Technology and Social Change (TaSC) Research Project at Harvard’s Shorenstein Center, and expert in the field of examining internet and technology, online extremism, media manipulation, and disinformation campaigns.

Ep. 2: Joan Donovan

Ep. 1: Jevin West

Debut episode of VISION with Sam Gill, a show peering into the trends, ideas and disruptions affecting the future of our democracy. Episode 1, “Flattening the Infodemic Curve,” features a conversation with Jevin West, associate professor in the Information School at the University of Washington and director of the Center for an Informed Public, regarding […]

Ep. 1: Jevin West