Category: Digital Democracy
2015 study from the University of Hawaii that looks at how young adults who are known as "millennials" use social media to inform their political opinions.
2015 research brief from the Scholars Strategy Network that looks at online political activism and whether the Internet encourages certain groups of people to become more engaged in political activities.
2015 paper in
Information, Communication & Society reviewing existing research on how social media use influences measures such as voting, protesting and civic engagement.
2015 paper from the University of Maryland highlighting the emerging field of reporting on algorithms and laying out definitions, strategies and key issues for reporters.
March 2015 report from the Pew Research Center examining the news ecosystems across three cities -- Denver, Colo.; Macon, Ga.; and Sioux City, Iowa.
In the wake of the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, we review research on the nature of social movements, "waves" of protests and activism cycles, as well as police response.
2014 article from the University of Copenhagen on how, when public space meets common knowledge, power can shift from established authority to the people
2014 research brief on how government can better engage citizens through the use of social media, by Steven Michael Polunsky, Texas A&M University and the Scholars Strategy Network.
2014 study from Portland State University published in
Political Communication on how the loss of newspapers in two U.S. cities diminished civic life.
2014 study in
The International Journal of Press/Politics on how smaller NGOs tend to struggle to communicate on the Internet.
January 2014 review of latest studies in journalism, communications, computer science and global technology.
2013 study in
Public Opinion Quarterly that suggests specific advocacy groups and lobbies often distort the will of supporters in the general public and lead to more extreme polarization.
2013 review of academic papers and articles relating to basic tensions between government openness and other competing public interest values.
2013 roundup of recent studies and papers that bring a scholarly, data-driven lens to questions around the Arab Spring and its roots.
August 2013 roundup of notable studies and reports in the areas of news, social and digital media technology scholarship.