The post office’s once indispensable role in fostering civic discourse has been challenged by the Internet and mobile telephony. How is it coping?
Video and podcast: “Surveillance and Citizenship”
How does the persistence and ubiquity of surveillance in our digitizing world affect what it means to be a citizen?
Podcast: CMS 10th Anniversary: “Participatory Culture: The Culture of Democracy and Education in a Hypermediated Society”
Panelists: Erin Reilly, Karen Schrier, Sangita Shresthova, Pilar Lacasa, and Mitch Resnick
From the CMS archive: “New Media Has New Impact on Campaign”
Bloggers’ unprecedented participation and the 2004 campaign’s huge virtual audience represents a quiet yet astounding change at the intersection of information, politics, culture and society.
Video: Media in Transition 6: “New Media, Civic Media”
As old media die, new forms are emerging, but it’s not clear they will serve such vital civic functions.
CMS Director Henry Jenkins on participatory culture and participatory democracy
CMS Director Henry Jenkins is featured in this podcast at ThoughtCast, discussing “the path from ‘participatory culture’ to ‘participatory democracy.'”
Teach-in On Media Response to Terrorist Attacks
The series of talks on the 9/11 terrorist attacks was sponsored in part by Comparative Media Studies.