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Media Re:public

Media Re:public is a research project that examines the current and potential impact of participatory news media. Funded by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Media Re:public is collaborating with the citizen and professional journalism communities as well the Berkman network to help the many researchers and practitioners working in this field take an analytical but constructive look at the way new voices, sources and formats are changing the information landscape. The goal of the project is to bring the best ideas together to inform the effective creation and dissemination of news and information that is meaningful in people’s lives.

Media Re:public studies how people who are not professional journalists are changing the information landscape and consequently, civic life. The project also looks at how traditional media outlets are using new sources and interactive tools to engage their readers, listeners, and viewers. Through a collaborative research process, Media Re:public is surveying the changes in the media landscape, examining possible scenarios for the future, and putting forward an agenda for research.

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Sep 16, 2008 @ 1:30 PM

Blogging, Journalism and Reality

Persephone Miel, Berkman Fellow

Persephone Miel presented her work on the Media Re:public project. More

Mar 28, 2008 @ 6:00 PM

It’s 2013: Do You Know Where Your News Is?

Examining scenarios for the future

One of the few areas of agreement among observers of the news environment is that there is much more change to come. In this session we’ll discuss scenarios that illustrate… More

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Rob Faris


Colin Maclay

Faculty Associate

Jake Shapiro


Ethan Zuckerman

Faculty Associate

Related Projects & Tools 01

Media Cloud

Media Cloud is an open source, open data platform that allows researchers to answer complex quantitative and qualitative questions about the content of online media. More