Scripps launches app to help people participate politically

Scripps recently launched Podium, part of the company’s mission to “educate and inform.”

“Podium is all about citizen empowerment,” said Adam Symson, chief digital officer for Scripps. “Having information about what our elected representatives are doing in Washington is certainly important, but being able to directly take action at that moment to influence government and participate in our representative democracy makes Podium a game-changer.”

Podium filters news and information specific to the politicians and the legislation in which a user is interested. Podium has various social media integrations, so users can then directly interact with the news stories.