REFLECT


take the first step… self reflect

What are the values that are essential to your life both on and offline?
What platforms to enrich your life and democratic experience?
How critical are you of the media’s construction and influence on experience?
How do you interact with others online?

What is the purpose of your online voice…why do you want to be online?
What content is meaningful for you to engage mindfully online with?
How do you react to the media you consume?
How are you perpetuating & interpreting messaging?

RESOURCES

articles

EXPLORE

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.

READ

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

U.S. Media Polarization and the 2020 Election: A Nation Divided

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.

videos

TED Talks

podcasts

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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