Media and politics enthusiasts gathered in the Reynolds Journalism Institute on Oct. 29 with one goal in mind: to understand millennials.

Five expert panelists presented their research on how new media affects voting patterns and involvement in politics, particularly among the millennial generation.

Panelists included Leticia Bode from Georgetown University, Stephanie Edgerly from Northwestern University, Emily Vraga from George Mason University and Christopher Wells and Dhavan Shah from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

“Here at RJI, our mission is to strengthen democracy through better journalism,” Executive Director of RJI Randy Picht said to begin the forum. “Millennials and politics — you just can’t get any better than that for those two topics of democracy and journalism.”

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