Communicating Civic Engagement: Contrasting Models of Citizenship in the Youth Web Sphere

  title={Communicating Civic Engagement: Contrasting Models of Citizenship in the Youth Web Sphere},
  author={W. Lance Bennett and Chris Wells and Deen Freelon},
  journal={Journal of Communication},
Communication aimed at promoting civic engagement may become problematic when citizenrolesundergohistoricchanges.Inthecurrentera,youngergenerationsareembracing more expressive styles of actualizing citizenship defined around peer content sharing and social media, in contrast to earlier models of dutiful citizenship based on one-way communication managed by authorities. An analysis of 90 youth Web sites operated by diverse civic and political organizations in the United States reveals uneven… 

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