Concepts of participation, trust, and democracy are increasingly fraught, essential, and powerfully repositioned. How will our news media look and sound in the next decade? What can we learn from news media of the past? What can international perspectives reveal about the variability and fluidity of media landscapes?
The University of Texas’ Roderick Hart argues that disagreements – endless, raucous disagreements – draw citizens in, or at least enough of them to sustain civic hope.
Local journalism is critical as a tool for informing citizens so they can be civically engaged and hold the powerful accountable, as well as keeping communities together.
The wholesome ethic is egalitarian, antifascist, and resists ironic deployment—they build solidarity.
This thesis develops an intersectional, critical analysis of the field of practice known as Civic Tech and highlights other relevant community-organizing and activist practices that utilize technology as a central component.
How will the role of data science in democracy be transformed as software expands the public’s ability to conduct our own experiments at scale?
MIT’s Nathan Matias asks, how will the role of data science in democracy be transformed as software expands the public’s ability to conduct our own experiments at scale?