Matt Vasilogambros writes about immigration and voting rights for Stateline. Before joining Pew, he was a writer and editor at The Atlantic, where he covered national politics and demographics. Previously, he was a staff correspondent at National Journal and has written for Outside. In 2017, he completed the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail. He is a graduate of Drake University.
Kids are flooded with social media and news. Some states want to help them question it.
By: Matt Vasilogambros - January 23, 2024
Young people may be digital natives, but many of them aren’t equipped to deal with the increasing onslaught of disinformation and deepfakes appearing in their social media feeds. A growing number of states think they have an antidote: media literacy education. The goal of media literacy, sometimes called digital citizenship or information literacy, is to […]
Drought hits the Midwest, threatening crops and the world’s food supply
By: Matt Vasilogambros - June 24, 2023
City leaders in Storm Lake, a rural community of 11,000 in Northwest Iowa, are asking residents not to wash their cars or water their yards and gardens during the hottest part of the day. The city also has cut back on watering public recreational spaces, such as ballfields and golf courses. These are highly unusual […]
College students push to ease voting access after midterm barriers
By: Matt Vasilogambros - November 21, 2022
Young voters made their voices heard during the midterms last week, turning out in relatively high numbers in an election that produced the first congressperson from Generation Z. But university students and voting rights advocates say voters on college campuses faced far too many difficulties trying to cast their ballots. Across the country, voting rights […]
Businesses hoping to reopen join run on PPE
By: Matt Vasilogambros - May 27, 2020
Nikia Londy’s employees are afraid to come back to work. The owner of Intriguing Hair, a salon in Boston’s Hyde Park neighborhood, thought her stylists would be eager to return. But they don’t feel safe, she said. Like other states, Massachusetts has released standards businesses must follow to reopen after two months of quarantine. Among the dozens […]