The YPP Network has been busy in 2016 building on its research and action agenda! 
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YPP Network 2016 Activities

The YPP Network has been busy in 2016 building on its research and action agenda! The action teams' work has included producing numerous online resources for civic educators and practitioners, many mentioned below. 2016 has also been a busy year for publications. The Network is disseminating research findings through peer-reviewed journals and working papers, and joining the public conversation through blogs and op-eds. Below is sampling of 2016 publications. For a full list see YPP Publications. Also, below is a sampling of the Network's 2016 work. Visit the YPP website for a full list of activities.

YPP Publications
Ben Bowyer & Joe Kahne. Revisiting the Measurement of Political Participation for the Digital Age. Book Chapter. Civic Media, Technology, Design, Practice. MIT Press. 

Ben Bowyer, Joe Kahne, Ellen Middaugh. Youth Comprehension of Political Messages. New Media & Society

Cathy Cohen, Reimagining Political Participation in the Digital Age, Policy Brief, Urban America Forward.

Ellen Middaugh, Ben Bowyer, Joe Kahne. U Suk! Participatory Media and Youth Experiences with Political Discourse. Youth & Society. 
Howard Gardner, The Good Citizen in the Digital Era. The Huffington Post.

For a full list see YPP Pubs.

New Online Resources
The Action Frame project has launched a new website with 10 design principles to help change-makers get the best use of digital tools. 

YAP launched a series of videos, Informing Activists, from social movements scholars with recommended readings, and other resources tailored to young activists.

YPPSP and BYP launched a new video that features activists, educators and organizers reflecting on using digital media in struggles for social justice.  Digital Media and Struggles for Justice
Educating for Participatory Politics (EPP)
The EPP project launched a set of online resources developed by educators themselves or in collaboration with educators Joseph Kahne, Erica Hodgin & Elyse Eidman-Aadahl published Redesigning Civic Education for the Digital Age: Participatory Politics and the Pursuit of Democratic EngagementEPP also hosted a webinar series, Youth Led Inquiry, Connection and Action: Redesigning Civic Education for Participatory Politics, in March 2016.
By Any Media Necessary
MAPP's By Any Media Necessary online resource is both a companion to the By Any Media Necessary: The New Youth Activism book released May 2016, and a tool for educators and activists. MAPP also hosted a webinar series on Connected Learning TV.

Journal of Digital and Media Literacy Special Issue
MAPP's Sangita Shresthova and Henry Jenkins edited a special issue of the Journal of Digital and Media Literacy, From Voice to Influence, that included a number of contributions from the Network. 

Educating for Online Civic and Political Dialogue: A Conceptual Framework for the Digital Age by Erica Hodgin
Getting into the Fray: Civic Youth, Online Dialogue, and Implications for Digital Literacy Education by Carrie James, Daniel Gruner, Ashley  Lee, and Margaret Mullen.
Mechanisms of Translation: From Online Participatory Cultures to Participatory Politics by Neta Kligler-Vilenchik
Praxis in Practice: Collaboratively Building Resources to Teach and Learn about Everyday Racism by Diana Lee

Tani Ikeda and imMediate Justice by Alexandra Margolin

For a full list see From Voice to Influence

Youth Radio Election Coverage 
See Youth Radio's election coverage of a wide range of youth related issues and the Democratic and Republican conventions.

Voting Block

Millennial Politics

Young Voters Want Respect

YPP Network at DML 2016 Conference
YPP Network members and researchers had a strong presence at DML 2016.
Danielle Allen and Chaebong Nam presented From Voice to Influence: The Youth and Participatory Politics Action Framework.
Chris Evans, Ellen Middaugh and Lissa Soep presented Information, Imagination, Action: Entry points into participatory politics.
Erica Hodgin and Carrie James presented Talking Politics Online: Youth engagement with civic and political dialogue in the digital age.
Carrie James presented Slow Meets Social Media: Out of Eden Learn.
Gabriel Peters-Lazaro and Sangita Shresthova led a workshop Transmedia Worldbuilding for Civic Engagement

Henry Jenkins in conversation with Jose Antonio Vargas was another highlight of the conference. 
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