Professor Kimberly Nalder
Director, Project for an Informed Electorate
Office: 3121 Tahoe Hall
Snail Mail: Department of Government, California State University, Sacramento, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819-6089
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30-5:30 or by appointment
- A recent piece with Stacy Gordon-Fisher and Matt Lesenyie on public information as a check on special interests "Power to the People: Checking Special Interests in California" at CJPP.
- Nalder's article out on misinformation among the otherwise informed "The Paradox of Prop 13: The Informed Public's Misunderstanding of California's Third Rail" at CJPP.
- Encyclopedia Britannica Blog has a piece entitled "What's The Matter with California: 5 Questions for Political Scientist Kimberly Nalder"
- The Economist features Nalder's misinformation work "How Voters Decide. What Do You Know? Citizens Are Not As Well-Informed As They Think"
- For information on Ballot Measures, try CaliforniaChoices, IGS or the Legislative Analyst.
- Citizens need the truth. Three great sites to get it: politifact.com, The Washingon Post, and factcheck.org
- Left/Right Ideology laid out in simple graphic form here.
- The Newseum has stapshots of newspaper front pages from all over the world here.
- Want to see how international news organization see the U.S.? Watching America has it.
- What is public opinion like in the rest of the world? See some polls here.
- A list of media critique sites.
- There is a difference between high school and college. First year students should certainly read it, but everyone can benefit. Link Here.
- What entertainment programs do you watch? Sports? Arts? Comedy? That may have something to do with whether you are a conservative, moderate, or liberal. See the Lear/Zogby study here.