YPP Network Description

The MacArthur Research Network on Youth and Participatory Politics (YPP) formed out of recognition that youth are critical to the future of democracy and that the digital age is introducing technological changes that are impacting how youth develop into informed, engaged, and effective actors.

In age of fake news, teaching media literacy + quiz

Many people assume that because youth are fluent in social media they are equally perceptive about what they find there. Joseph Kahne and Benjamin Bowyer recently published the results of their own look at "youth judgments of the accuracy of truth claims tied to controversial public issues."

Publication Date: 
December 16, 2016