The Power of the Pen: E.J. Dionne on Journalism, Politics, and Propaganda

Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne discusses journalism’s impact on everything from the upcoming 2016 Presidential race to countering extremist propaganda.

Are Health Policy Preferences Really About Health? The Hidden Influence of Biased Media Portrayals

A recent survey suggests that stigmatizing images of obese people in medical health articles can significantly increase reader support for policies that discriminate against the obese.

Tweeting the Revolution

What impact did social media play in the 2009 protests in Iran?

Policy Radio | Alexander Heffner on Youth Political Engagement and the 2012 Presidential Election

In this week’s episode of Chicago Policy Radio, Lindsey Hearn sits down with journalist and civic educator Alexander Heffner to discuss the evolving dynamics of youth political participation and civic engagement, and the implications of the recent emergent trends for the 2012 presidential campaign.

Why Migrate When You Have TV?

There is little doubt that media dominates modern life. But is media's influence so great that it affects where we decide to live?