The SSRC's Media & Democracy program seeks to understand the evolving relationship between media, technology, and democratic life. The program supports research on how innovations in media technology affect democratic practices, and places these changes in broader historical and cultural contexts. Building bridges across disciplines and industries, the program works to consolidate an otherwise fragmented field of media scholars and practitioners.
In pursuit of these goals, the Media & Democracy program organizes workshops, public events, and open forums that inspire new ideas at the intersection of media, technology, and democracy.
The Media & Democracy program is generously supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation; the Democracy Fund; the Ford Foundation; the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation; the Rita Allen Foundation; and Reid Hoffman. The program is honored to host Mike Miller, an ACLS Public Fellow.