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View Resource A Virtuous Circle: Political Communications in Post-Industrial Democracies

The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University has posted this study of the state of the media in a technological age by Harvard Scholar Pippa Norris. Norris's unconventional thesis is that, contrary to the conclusions of many public intellectuals and academics, the dramatic changes in the forms of journalism in the last 20 years have not created a civic culture of cynicism,...

https://sites.hks.harvard.edu/fs/pnorris/Acrobat/PSA2000%20Y...
View Resource Social Media and Political Engagement

How much do people use social media as a way to be politically engaged? This question has been posed by a team of researchers at the Pew Internet & American Life Project, resulting in this 13-page report. The report was authored by a team of scholars including Lee Rainie and Aaron Smith and found that 60% of adults use social networking sites like Facebook or Twitter and that approximately 39% of...

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http://www.pewinternet.org/2012/10/19/social-media-and-polit...