Puget sound off: fostering youth civic engagement through citizen journalism

@inproceedings{Farnham2012PugetSO,
  title={Puget sound off: fostering youth civic engagement through citizen journalism},
  author={Shelly Farnham and David Keyes and Vicky Yuki and Chris Tugwell},
  booktitle={CSCW '12},
  year={2012}
}
Social media technologies provide unique channels to empower youth to become more civically engaged. Puget Sound Off is an online blogging and networking site focused on helping youth connect, collaborate, and take action around local community issues. We performed an evaluation study seeking lessons learned from a real world deployment. We found that a core group of youth became highly engaged with Puget Sound Off, and that both usage and identification with the community was positively… CONTINUE READING

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