American Fault Lines: Politics, Community, and the 2016 Election

Dante Chinni

Monday, April 18, 2016, 4:00 p.m.
Viking Theater, Buntrock Commons

Award-winning political journalist Dante Chinni will deliver a lecture titled American Fault Lines: Politics, Community, and the 2016 Election. As the director of the American Communities project, a collaboration of The Wall Street Journal, PBS NewsHour, and WNYC radio, Chinni will discuss data correlation in election results and how changes in technology and economics have redefined the social, political, and cultural fault lines.

Chinni’s visit to St. Olaf is co-sponsored with the political science honor society, Pi Sigma Alpha.

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About the Speaker



Dante Chinni
Dante Chinni is the director of the American Communities project, a collaboration including The Wall Street Journal, PBS NewsHour, and WNYC radio that “correlates economic and demographic data to election results and consumer data to see how changes in technology and economics have redefined the social, political, and cultural fault lines” of the United States. Based in Washington, D.C., Chinni has been covering politics and the media for more than 15 years. He is also the creator of Patchwork Nation, which won a 2009 Knight Batten Award for journalistic innovation and is the focus of the book Our Patchwork Nation published in 2010.