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.
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.
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.
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
Something important is afoot in the land when people are able to access and share “industrial strength” information instead of being satisfied with the “consumer strength” information previously offered to them.
Campaign ’08 Online
Lee Rainie appeared on the NewsHour to discuss the findings.
The Internet and the 2008 Election
A record-breaking 46% of Americans have already used the internet for politics this election season and Barack Obama’s backers have an edge.
The Internet Gains in Politics
The internet is living up to its potential as a major source for news about the presidential campaign. Nearly a quarter of Americans (24%) say they regularly learn something about the campaign from the internet, almost the double the percentage from …
Obama’s YouTube moment
Barack Obama makes an early play for “YouTube moment of the 2008 campaign”
Political loyalty programs
Campaign swag and the political network effects of the internet