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Zeynep Tufekci on Covid what-ifs

March 11, 2022

As the Covid pandemic enters its third year, Zeynep Tufekci looked back at the lessons of the past two years for The New York Times. To examine these questions is to uncover a brutal truth: Much suffering was avoidable, again … Continued

Tressie McMillan Cottom on crypto

February 7, 2022

In her New York Times column, Tressie McMillan Cottom explored cryptocurrency, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and their current appeal. The Strange Allure of the Blockchain – the series starts with a summary of the blockchain and its widespread popularity: What fascinates … 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