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Francesca Tripodi on the Capitol Riot

January 28, 2022

Francesca Tripodi and affiliate Rebecca Lewis spoke with Josh Braun about the January 6, 2020 attack on the U.S. Capitol and how the riot changes our understanding of media effects. What you’ll see, from Bill O’Reilly all the way up … Continued

Shannon McGregor on Deplatforming

January 20, 2022

On “Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins,” broadcast by WFAE, Shannon McGregor joined NPR tech correspondent Shannon Bond and Check My Ads co-founder Nandini Jammi to talk about social media companies’ use of deplatforming users who violate their policies. These social … Continued

Zeynep Tufekci on pandemic policy

January 18, 2022

The New York Times‘s Ezra Klein interviewed Zeynep Tufekci about Omicron, vaccination, and public policy responses to Covid. They dug into the question of policy failures and missed opportunities in responding to the pandemic: So there’s a world in which … Continued

Daniel Kreiss on responding to January 6

January 6, 2022

Writing on Medium, Daniel Kreiss reflects on what researchers must do differently after January 6, 2021. Only by acknowledging that January 6th was political violence, with political objectives, can we start to address the underlying tensions in our political community. … Continued

Shannon McGregor on covering threats to democracy

December 21, 2021

Writing for the NiemanLab’s predictions for journalism in 2022, Shannon McGregor and Carolyn Schmitt look at the challenges the media face in covering threats to democracy. A democracy-centered frame values journalists who call anti-democratic acts what they are — and … Continued

Explaining anti-CRT campaigns in Scientific American

November 11, 2021

In a new opinion piece in Scientific American, CITAP faculty Daniel Kreiss, Alice Marwick, and Francesca Tripodi describe how political campaigns against critical race theory (CRT) continue a long tradition of linking racial justice movements to communism as a form … Continued

Learning to distinguish truth from fiction online

October 21, 2021

Francesca Tripodi, an assistant professor at the UNC School of Information and Library Science and a senior researcher at the Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life, joins experts in education, media literacy and instructional design to tackle “one of … Continued

Dis/Organizing Toolkit

October 8, 2021

Organizing is all about relationships , but getting people together can be messy, especially when people have different and uneven material relationships to labor and work. — Rachel Kuo and Lorelei Lee CITAP welcomes the publication of the Dis/Organizing Toolkit, … Continued