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

UncategorizedJuly 7, 2008

Patriotic Participation

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.

UncategorizedJune 19, 2008

Campaign ’08 Online

Lee Rainie appeared on the NewsHour to discuss the findings.

UncategorizedJune 15, 2008

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.

UncategorizedJanuary 11, 2008

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 …

UncategorizedJanuary 4, 2008

Obama’s YouTube moment

Barack Obama makes an early play for “YouTube moment of the 2008 campaign”

UncategorizedAugust 30, 2007

Political loyalty programs

Campaign swag and the political network effects of the internet