UncategorizedDecember 30, 2008

Post-Election Voter Engagement

Voters expect that the level of public engagement they experienced with Barack Obama during the campaign, much of it occurring online, will continue into the early period of his new administration.

UncategorizedDecember 30, 2008

Obama voters expect to remain mobilized

Fully 46% of all Obama voters expect to hear directly from Barack Obama or other officials affiliated with the new administration at least occasionally over the next year, and 15% of Obama voters expect to hear from the new administration on at least…

UncategorizedDecember 5, 2008

Joining the Discussion at Change.gov

After a presidential race in which the internet played a huge role in empowering ordinary citizens to participate in the political process, change.gov offers a fascinating look into how the new administration is attempting to replicate this dynami…

UncategorizedDecember 4, 2008

Obama’s Online Opportunities

There is no shortage of suggestions to the incoming Obama administration about what to do about communications policy in the United States. The body of research from the Pew Internet Project, dating to 2000, indicates that online Americans might have…

UncategorizedNovember 20, 2008

Online political engagement in the U.S. and Japan

The U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, Japan, hosted a cross-cultural discussion of the internet and politics in which the word “cool” played a starring role.

UncategorizedNovember 10, 2008

Event: Politics and the Internet

The U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, Japan, will host a discussion of politics and the internet on Wednesday, November 19.

UncategorizedNovember 4, 2008

Internet Now Major Source of Campaign News

TV continues to dominate the media landscape, but the internet now rivals newspapers as a main source for campaign news.

UncategorizedSeptember 26, 2008

The financial crisis online

Online activists and concerned citizens are using the internet to learn about the financial crisis, share their views on the proposed bailout, and organize their friends.

UncategorizedSeptember 16, 2008

Teens, Video Games and Civics

Nearly all American teens play computer, console, or cell phone games and teens’ gaming experience is rich and varied, with a significant amount of social interaction and potential for civic engagement.

UncategorizedSeptember 16, 2008

New Pew Internet/MacArthur Report on Teens, Video Games and Civics

I was sitting in my friend’s living room, watching his daughters play with the family’s Wii. In many way these girls are living examples of some of the main findings of a new research report issued today in partnership with the MacArthur Foundation