Center for Communication and Civic Renewal (CCCR)

The Center for Communication and Civic Renewal (CCCR) extends the work of the longstanding Civic Culture and Contentious Politics and Consumer Culture and Civic Participation research groups (CCCP).  The CCCR, which is led by Professors Lew Friedland, Dhavan Shah and Mike Wagner, along with collaborators in the Department of Political Science (Katherine Cramer), Department of Statistics (Karl Rohe), the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (William Sethares), and Boston University (Chris Wells), seeks to understand the communication ecology and political culture in Wisconsin over the last decade through a range of methods, including ethnographic fieldwork, public opinion surveys, computational analysis of social media and news content, and contextual modeling.