A study by Pew and MacArthur points to the potential that video games gave for engaging teens in civic engagement activities.
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This research is part of a larger project being funded by MacArthur and published by MIT press. It includes a ton of really interesting work! You can find it a couple places online, including IssueLab – http://www.issuelab.org/organizations/macarthur_foundation_digital_media_and_learning_initiative
Also worth mentioning of course is that MacArthur and Pew are joined by other folks working on the issue of youth media and civic engagement, such as the Education Development Center. For those of you who are interested you can see a whole collection on the growing field of youth media at http://www.issuelab.org/closeup/Mar_2008