This brings together a lot of topics: public opinion, polling, media, polarization, and the duty of citizens and opinion leaders to be responsible consumers and producers of political information (news literacy).
I’ll be posting a lot about media and news literacy in the coming months, but I wanted to share now some of the best resources I’ve encountered. The News Literacy Project, which is a wonderful resource in itself, produces a weekly newsletter called The Sift. Through it, the NLP, in their own words, “sort through […]
This would be excellent for discussing media — especially “new” media — and democracy. ‘Hard Questions: What Effect Does Social Media Have on Democracy?‘-Facebook Newsroom Link to US Civitas Facebook Discussion Thread
This is a wonderful analysis of the age of social media that brings together many common American Government themes. ‘It’s the (Democracy-Poisoning) Golden Age of Free Speech‘-Wired Link to US Civitas Facebook Discussion Thread
Great for talking about media ownership, freedom of the press, and democracy. And don’t forget this one either …. ‘Sinclair “must-run” segment on family separation policy and child detention attacks the media‘-Media Matters Link to US Civitas Facebook Discussion Thread