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Citizen Journalism By Stefan Kolgen, Ann Laenen
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'Citizen Journalism- Scenarios for the future' gathers a selection of texts produced by participants in the discus- sion on Citzen Journalism that took place in 2008 in Ghent. Before setting the... More > frame of the discussion the scientific committee working on the blogboat event looked for a useful definition of Citizen Journalism. It has been decided to use the definition currently proposed by Jay Rosen: “When the people formerly known as the audience employ the press tools they have in their possession to inform one another, that’s citizen journalism.” (Pressthink, www.journalism.nyu.edu/)< Less
The Digitally Literate Citizen: How Digital Literacy Empowers Mass Participation in the United States By Jeremy Riel
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Do people with more technology skills also participate more in political and civic life? The author explores this question within by exploring relationships between the level of digital literacy... More > among the public and their participation behaviors. Using a nationally representative survey and new measures for assessing the strength of digital literacy among the public, author finds that a person who is more digitally skilled will be more inclined for certain types of participation, including political participation and socialization with friends and family. Jeremy Riel is a researcher of technology and education and a higher education consultant. As a tech geek and regular tinkerer with gadgets and computers, he researches how technology can improve education and how the instruction of technology skills can help people succeed in career and life. This text is a printed version of the Masters Thesis completed at Georgetown University in April, 2012 under the same name. www.jeremyriel.com< Less
Women And Widowed Senior Citizens Are At High Risk For Depression By Todd Gerber
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A study was done on the correlation between senior citizens and depression. The results show a strong correlation between elderly women and depression, as well as elderly widows and depression.... More > Includes an interpretation of the results, as well as statistical data to back up the results. Also included is the questionnaire that was given to selected senior citizens who participated in the study.< Less
Women And Widowed Senior Citizens Are At High Risk For Depression By Todd Gerber
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A study was done on the correlation between senior citizens and depression. The results show a strong correlation between elderly women and depression, as well as elderly widows and depression.... More > Includes an interpretation of the results, as well as statistical data to back up the results. Also included is the questionnaire that was given to selected senior citizens who participated in the study.< Less
Citizens of the Milky Way - From Cosmic Creation to Intelligence By Eric Franz
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Citizens of the Milky Way is the story of the cosmos and our quest as a species to understand where we came from and whether extraterrestrial civilizations exist beyond the confines of our tiny solar... More > system. It traces our beginnings from the big bang to the formation of galaxies and stars, and then examines our evolution from one celled organisms to our present state of complexity as curious beings with a desire to participate.< Less
American Citizenship: Responsible Participation in the Civic Life of the United States of America By Alvaro Garcia
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A guide to American citizenship and history, from the colonies to the present day, aimed at immigrants applying for US citizenship, people around the world interested in applying, or native born... More > citizens who may want to have a quick reference source on various aspects of American history, their influence on the nation to the present day, and how they shape the ongoing assimilation of immigrants in America. It includes US history, the country's current situation, and some of the future challenges that will have to be met by native born and naturalized citizens alike. It also includes the one hundred questions from which the current US citizenship test questions are drawn, with a reference to the chapter in which the material is mentioned.< Less
American Citizenship: Responsible Participation in the Civic Life of the United States of America By Alvaro Garcia
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A guide to American citizenship and history aimed at immigrants going through the U.S. naturalization process, people around the world interested in applying to become U.S. citizens, or native born... More > citizens who may want to have a quick reference source on various aspects of American history, their influence on the nation to the present day, and how they shape the ongoing assimilation of immigrants in America. It includes U.S. history, an overview of the country's current situation, and a look at some of the future challenges that will have to be met by native born and naturalized citizens alike. It includes the one hundred questions currently used for the U.S. citizenship test.< Less
Maier Zunder: A Leading Citizen of Nineteenth Century New Haven By Sandy Barnes
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Maier Zunder (1829-1901)emigrated from Bavaria as a young man and became a successful merchant and businessman in New Haven, Connecticut. He participated widely in community and activities, most... More > notably as a member of the Board of Education. This book describes his life, activities and family as well as reasons for his emigration.< Less
Governing South Sudan: Opinions of South Sudanese on a Government That Can Meet Citizen Expectations By Traci D. Cook, Leben Nelson Moro
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Following independence, the question that now interests South Sudanese most is how to govern and unite a country with such immense ethnic diversity and such a troubled history of ethnic conflict.... More > This study, based on 44 focus group discussions conducted from November 3 - November 28, 2011, with 545 participants across all 10 states in South Sudan, asked South Sudanese to explore the answer. In it, they provide their thoughts on creating an inclusive and fair government that would resolve tribal tensions and suggest ways in which that government can increase their confidence in its ability to deliver a better life for all.< Less
Re/Creating Tampa By David Davisson
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101 ideas for making the city of Tampa a better place. From the whimsical to the practical this collection offers up a vision for a 21st century community.