About Kayla Goodson

Kayla Goodson is the senior communications coordinator at the Alliance for Securing Democracy at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. She translates ASD’s high-level policy work into digestible content for social media, journalists, and other external audiences. Previously, she served as the managing editor of Strife Blog, and she covered local government for The Salt Lake Tribune and The Daily Universe. Kayla is passionate about using storytelling to elicit social change and sees great value in using her communications skills to strengthen democracy across the transatlantic space.

She received her MA in international peace and security with distinction from the Department of War Studies at King’s College London, where her research focused on the intersection of international politics, law, and communications. She holds a BA in news media and French from Brigham Young University. Kayla is a current member of the Council on Foreign Relations’ young professionals briefing series, and she has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists for her reporting.

ASD at GMF Launches Information Integrity Map

At this week’s Summit for Democracy, governments are expected to address how important countering disinformation and securing access to independent media are to democracy’s survival. Efforts to build and strengthen information resilience are taking [...]

2023-03-29T09:27:07-04:00March 29, 2023|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take In the short term, the war should be seen as a Ukrainian victory and a Russian blunder, but Kyiv will need continued Western support to defend itself, Managing Director David Salvo said on Background Briefing. Despite China’s assertions th [...]

2023-02-24T08:47:15-05:00February 23, 2023|By , and |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take Voters’ wide rejection of election denier candidates in the 2022 US midterms shows that voters are  looking for candidates that build trust in US election processes, Head of External Affairs Rachael Dean Wilson said on Newsy.  Russian info [...]

2022-12-01T16:38:43-05:00December 1, 2022|By , and |
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