[Air-L] New Report on Civic Media Practice

Eric Gordon eric_gordon at emerson.edu
Fri Feb 16 09:45:53 PST 2018

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I’m excited to share a new report published by the Engagement Lab called *Civic
Media Practice: Identification and Evaluation of Media and Technology That
Facilitates Democratic Process*.

Funded by the MacArthur Foundation, our report is based on over 40
interviews with practitioners and focuses specifically on those using media
tools to form relationships and build trust in their communities. The
report presents a method of process, paying attention to four specific


   Network Building

   Holding Space for Discussion

   Distributing Ownership

   Persistent Input

We provide recommendations for practitioners and funders as they create and
support civic media practice. The institution of civic media is nascent.
This report is meant to solidify common principles and provide direction
for those invested in transforming civic life through media practice.

You can learn more about the project and download the full report here:



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