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Medill Fridays | Elections and the Media: How to Break Out of our Bubbles and Scale Civility

Caleb Gardner is an insatiably curious digital thought leader with unique professional experience, from startups to nonprofits, from Fortune 100 clients to heads of state. He has more than a decade of experience in digital leadership and social impact, building content strategies and developing operational frameworks for a variety of organizations in the public and private sectors, turning online communities into social movements, and building trust at scale.

For more than three years, Caleb was the lead strategist and editorial voice for Barack Obama through his political advocacy group, Organizing for Action (BarackObama.com). Caleb brought his unique leadership to one of the largest digital programs in existence, with a millions-strong email list and massive social media following -- including the fourth largest Twitter account in the world.

Now as a digital and social media expert at Bain & Company, Caleb consults with CEOs and CMOs to create digital roadmaps for their marketing and communications teams, and helps fulfill the promise of digital engagement within organizations. And as co-founder of 18 Coffees, Caleb is helping to grow a digital professional community that tackles world-changing problems in the public and private sectors.

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