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American Forum

American Forum is a platform that turns user discussion and analysis of civic issues into crowd-sourced policy proposals.

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  • Industry Media and Entertainment
  • Location Washington, D.C., DC, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded July 2011
  • Employees 0
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Company Summary

American Forum hybridizes headline news media (New York Times, Economist, etc), open-source reporting (Huffington Post), online information systems (Wikipedia), and policy advocacy platforms (Signon, POPVOX). Striking the right balance of those functions will provide a clearinghouse of policy facts that connects casual news consumption to political action, serving an audience of everyday news consumers, politicos, and a range of interest groups.


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    Jacob A Hall

    Jacob Hall is the founder and chief editor of American Forum. Since graduating from King's College (BA English and Political Science) in Halifax, NS, he has spent time working in business development for the Conference Board and interning in the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. His diverse interests in business, media, and politics underlie the founding of American Forum and philosophy of the concept.