take the first step… self reflect
Questions to Consider
What are the values that are essential to your life both on and offline?
What is the purpose of your online voice…why do you want to be online and what do you want to do?
What platforms to enrich your life and democratic experience?
What content is meaningful for you to engage mindfully online with?
How critical are you of the media’s construction and influence on experience?
How are you perpetuating and interpreting messaging?
How do you react to the media you consume?
How do you interact with others online?
How media reflects polarized politics in this page by Pew Research dedicated to articles analyzing political polarization in the US
Divided Politics: Divided Nation. The United States is caught in a partisan hyper conflict that divides politicians, communities—and even families. Politicians from the president to state and local office-holders play to strongly-held beliefs and sometimes even pour fuel on the resulting inferno. This polarization has become so intense that many people no longer trust anyone from a differing perspective.
America Is Now the Divided Republic the Framers Feared article from The Atlantic
We need political parties. But their rabid partisanship could destroy American democracy article by Vox
The Disunited States: How partisan politics is polarising the US article by AlJazeera
America’s political system isn’t broken. The truth is scarier: It’s working exactly as designed. In this book, journalist Ezra Klein reveals how that system is polarizing us — and how we are polarizing it — with disastrous results.
Social Media and Politics is a popular science podcast bringing you first-hand insights into how social media is changing the political game.
Listen to the Podcast Unpacking Political Polarization
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