Category Archives: Research

Presidential Paranoia and the News

Always read Dr. David Greenberg. At The American Prospect, David offers a tight, accurate snapshot of the Republican vituperation toward news media from its most paranoid poles, Nixon and Trump. The piece, like David’s books and writing generally, is very good … Continue reading

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Build the Democracy Machine

From the distinguished Dr. John Gastil of Penn State: an argument—and a model—for a digital network that effectively connects and advances democratic deliberation and action: the Democracy Machine. We can absolutely create systems like this. As this paper argues, we need the vision, … Continue reading

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PNW Scientists Organizing for a Diverse, Active Scientific Community

One of the most inspiring things about the current political moment is the wide and far-reaching creation of new civic and political groups. This Seattle chapter of the national group 500 Women Scientists recently launched with a strong kickstarter campaign and is … Continue reading

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“Seek Truth and Report It”

Fact Checking, Verification & Fake News, from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, is a trove of advice, resources, and guidelines for identifying various forms of “fake news.” Well-sourced and streamlined for functionality, the site should be a regular resource for … Continue reading

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Resources: 10 Sites to Follow

A pretty useful list (with caveats, as always). It’s a good time to be sampling new sources of news that you want to have in your regular diet. Reading frequently and carefully is a great American traditional and, once again, … Continue reading

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