Date: November 7, 2011
Creator: Ignatow, Gabriel & Schuett, Jessica Lynn
Description: This article discusses a study on civic groups' media strategies in the Trinity River Corridor project. Drawing from theory and empirical research on the social effects of new media, the authors focus on whether new media is used in a way that lowers barriers to ordinary citizens' participation in local politics, or else contributes to a "digital divide" between elite and non-elite civic groups.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Public Affairs and Community Service