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Center For Social Media - Youth As E-Citizens

Center For Social Media - Youth As E-Citizens

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 Youth as E-Citizens:
Engaging the Digital Generation
By Kathryn Montgomery, Ph.D.,Barbara Gottlieb-Robles,and Gary O. Larson, Ph.D.
 
Center for Social MediaSchool of CommunicationAmerican UniversityMarch 2004Complete report:
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Table of Contents
 AcknowledgementsEngaging the Digital GenerationMapping the Online Youth Civic LandscapeOn Their Own Terms: YouthNOISE and WireTap Reach out to Youth Youth Respond to September 11
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OnlineOnline Activism Youth Engagement:Civic Theory and Electronic Practice Technological, Economic and Regulatory TrendsFacing the Future: The Challenge of the Youth Civic Web Appendix A:List of Sites Surveyed for Quantitative Assessment Appendix B:List of Sites Surveyed for Qualitative Analysis Appendix C:Websites Surveyed for 9/11 Study (Chapter 5)
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 We are extremely grateful to the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engage-ment (CIRCLE) for awarding the principal funding for this study. In particular, we thank Peter Levine,Mark Lopez and Carrie Donovan for their feedback and encouragement. A number of other fundersalso provided critical support, allowing us to extend our timespan as the study slowly grew more mas-sive, and to hold a convening on youth online engagement and digital media policy. For all of this, weare grateful to Becky Lentz and the Ford Foundation; Erlin Ibreck and Anna Lefer and the OpenSociety Institute; Margie Shields and the Packard Foundation; and Robert Sherman and the SurdnaFoundation. This report drew on the hard work and creative energies of the staff and interns of the Center forMedia Education. We thank our staff researchers: Christine Feldman, Kristina Hagemeister, SarahHandel, and Melynda Majors. We also thank our many interns: Siddharth Bannerjee, Molly Browne, Jessica Cinelli, James (Matt) Giglio, William Harless, Olga Heifets, Suzanne Hill, Kevin King, AnneKosseff, Elisabeth Kvernen, Jeff Laidley, Lauren Merkl, Susanne Pryzbylik, Rebecca Reeve, MichaelShapiro, and Caitlin Williams, and our virtual interns, Britt Faulstick, Lisa Mayo, and Rebecca Singer. Thanks also to Jennifer Kotler, Lisa Mayo, Agnes Varnum and Mark Wahl for their technical assistance with data analysis, website design and report production.Many practitioners gave generously of their time to contribute to our knowledge base. These includethe individuals behind key websites who so graciously agreed to be interviewed; those who participatedin our convening on youth civic engagement and digital media policy; and our colleagues who providedtheir sound advice. Our thanks to:Pat Aufderheide, Chris Bratton, Courtney Bryant, Maria Byck, Michael Calabrese, Richard Calton, LilieChange, Jeff Chester, Julia Cohen, Diana Coryat, Carolyn Darrow, Ashley Day, Veronica De La Garza,Lewis Friedland, Silvia Golombek, Twilight Greenaway, Jehmu Sedora Greene, Bennett Haselton, DonHazen, Jessica Irish, Barry Joseph, Larry Kirkman, Dale Kunkel, Molly McGrath, Ben McKean, StephanieMintz, Nick Moraitis, Colin Mutchler, Matt O’Neill, Benjamin Quinto, Alan Rambam, Vicky Rideout, Wendy Rivenburgh, Anne Sheeran, Rachel Smith, Gigi Sohn, Ariana Stokas-Gonzales, Tony Streit,Diane Ty, and Jaime Uzeta.
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