How Washington Really Works:
A Lecture by Ezra Klein
Please join the Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative in welcoming Ezra Klein, founder and editor-in-chief of Vox.com and policy analyst for MSNBC. His talk will look at the “state of the 2016 races” and address the role of big data and technology in the political process, including the changes to polling, citizen involvement, and election administration.
Time: 4:30 PM
Location: 3620 Locust Walk, Steinberg Hall – Dietrich Hall, Room 350
Ezra Klein is founder and editor-in-chief of Vox.com—a site dedicated to explaining the news. Launched in April 2014, Vox has grown at a startling rate: it now receives more than 20 million unique visitors monthly and leads Comscore’s politics category. Vox was the first online-only news publication to land an interview with President Obama. Klein is also a policy analyst for MSNBC where his commentary focuses on, as he describes it, “domestic and economic policy-making, as well as the political system that’s constantly screwing it up.” Prior to starting Vox.com, Klein oversaw The Washington Post’s “Wonkblog” and was a columnist for Bloomberg News. In 2012, GQ named him to their “50 Most Powerful People in Washington” list, saying “as proprietor of the Post’s ‘Wonkblog’, Klein has become a singular journalistic force,” and Esquire named him to their “79 Things We Can All Agree On” list, saying “Ezra Klein gives economics columnists a good name.” In 2014, Vanity Fair named him one of the media’s “new disrupters.” He likes graphs, appendix tables and he lives in Washington.