New Media (blogs, Podcasts, Research Hubs)
SSRC.org offers several blogs edited by topic experts:
- African Arguments, edited by Alex de Waal and Richard Dowden
- The Immanent Frame, edited by Jonathan VanAntwerpen
- Making Sense of Darfur, authored and edited by Alex de Waal
From February to November 2008, SSRC President Craig Calhoun had a podcast series entitled Societas, looking at the 2008 U.S. presidential race from a sociological perspective.
The SSRC also maintains several research hubs:
- AIDS, Security & Conflict Initiative
- Hurricane Katrina Research
- Media Research
The Measure of America is an initiative of the SSRC, and is an innovative project measuring human development in the United States. The project produces reports as well as innovative online tools to stir national debate about inequality and access to opportunity in the U.S., utilizing official government data in health, education, and income to highlight disparities among racial/ethnic groups, genders, and geographies.
Famous quotes containing the words research and/or media:
“After all, the ultimate goal of all research is not objectivity, but truth.”
—Helene Deutsch (18841982)
“One can describe a landscape in many different words and sentences, but one would not normally cut up a picture of a landscape and rearrange it in different patterns in order to describe it in different ways. Because a photograph is not composed of discrete units strung out in a linear row of meaningful pieces, we do not understand it by looking at one element after another in a set sequence. The photograph is understood in one act of seeing; it is perceived in a gestalt.”
—Joshua Meyrowitz, U.S. educator, media critic. The Blurring of Public and Private Behaviors, No Sense of Place: The Impact of Electronic Media on Social Behavior, Oxford University Press (1985)