Our Craig Newmark Philanthropies Graduate Students
In 2020, NYU’s Center for Social Media and Politics received $400,000 from Craig Newmark Philanthropies — an organization that supports organizations focused on journalism, voter protection, women in technology, veterans, and military families — to support our PhD students.
As an academic research institute dedicated to studying how social media impacts politics, policy, and democracy, a key aspect of CSMaP’s success is our talented and cross-disciplinary group of graduate students. The Center’s co-directors (Richard Bonneau, Jonathan Nagler, and Joshua Tucker) train our PhD students on the data science methods and techniques necessary to analyze vast quantities of digital trace data at scale, developing a new generation of scholars who are able to use data to measure the impact of social media on politics and human behavior.
In the midst of the pandemic, this generous donation helped our students continue their research projects examining some of the biggest questions at the intersection of social media and democracy.
One year later, we wanted to provide an update on the fantastic work our Craig Newmark Philanthropies grad students have accomplished.