Digital Divas: Women, Politics and the Social Network

Alexis Gelber Shorenstein Center Goldsmith Fellow, Spring 2011 Formerly, Newsweek magazine Read the full paper (PDF). Excerpt: In the 2008 presidential campaign, Barack Obama emerged as the champion of new media by using social networking tools in innovative ways to…

Tolbert traces digital inequality to lack of skills and money

April 5, 2011 — Caroline Tolbert has been researching and tracking digital literacy in the United States. As professor of political science at the University of Iowa, she studies the divide between the availability of Internet access and use of…

Cheryl Contee describes ‘Harlem Renaissance 2.0’

November 30, 2010 — At a Shorenstein Center event, Cheryl Contee, partner at Fission Strategy and co-founder of the political blog Jack & Jill Politics, explored the “Rise of African-American Online Political Influentials.” Contee said that she sees herself not as…

Google’s Greenberger presents efficiency of online campaigning

April 6, 2010 — Peter D. Greenberger started the first political advertising team at Google, Inc., and at a visit to the Shorenstein Center, he explained why and how Google has gotten involved in the political realm. Greenberger, currently Google’s…

The Internet and the 2000 Republican Convention: An Appraisal

The Shorenstein Center asked Michael Cornfield, an expert on the Internet and politics, to give a quick appraisal of the performance of online media at the 2000 Republican National Convention. Cornfield prepared the following paper for a panel discussion held…

Talking Politics on the Net

A paper by Sara Bentivegna, fall 1997 fellow, examines the concept of the public sphere within computer mediated communication. The particular focus is on communication produced by citizens who take part in news groups of a political nature. These news…