internationales weblog zum irak-konflikt, dem "krieg gegen terrorismus", etc.: fakten, meinungen, hintergr´┐Żnde
international blog on the conflict in iraq and "war on terrorism" and the like: facts, opinions, backgrounds


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School of Journalism Survey at UW-Madison

People who want to share their views about the situation in Iraq now have another place to go. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Saturday announced the launch of a new, Internet-based survey about the U.S.-Iraq conflict.

The survey is open to anyone with Internet access. Web users can simply point their browser to http://www.journalism.wisc.edu/~dshah/protest/survey.html.

The researchers encourage you to participate in this study. "This is a great chance for people to tell us what they think about media coverage of the protests and the war," said Professor Dhavan Shah, who is leading the project. "The more people we hear from, the more we can learn about public perceptions and actions."

Shah is a professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at UW-Madison. The study is part of a class he teaches on mass communication and democracy, and he hopes the data will help train the next generation of journalists and media scholars.

"This project grew out of the observation that many people find media coverage of this conflict to be biased against their views," Shah said. "We hope that by surveying thousands of people and looking carefully at the results, we can better understand the cause of these perceptions and use them to improve media coverage."

For more information, contact Shah at protestsurvey@journalism.wisc.edu