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Digital activism and organizing: research review and reading list

Digital activism and organizing: research review and reading list | (SPAN) Research List on Citizen Journalism and Media Activism | Scoop.it
2013 review of studies on digital advocacy, Internet activism and citizen participation online.
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#BlackLivesMatter: the birth of a new civil rights movement - The Guardian

#BlackLivesMatter: the birth of a new civil rights movement - The Guardian | (SPAN) Research List on Citizen Journalism and Media Activism | Scoop.it
How a new generation of tech-savvy activists made violence against African Americans into global headline news
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Digital Divide: At least 1.1 million Pennsylvania homes lack Internet access

Digital Divide: At least 1.1 million Pennsylvania homes lack Internet access | (SPAN) Research List on Citizen Journalism and Media Activism | Scoop.it
President Barack Obama called the Internet “one of the most significant democratizing influences the world has ever known.” However, for many Americans, like Tracy Emerson of West Philadelphia, full connectivity remains out of reach.
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From journalism to activism | All media content | DW.DE | 26.03.2015

From journalism to activism | All media content | DW.DE | 26.03.2015 | (SPAN) Research List on Citizen Journalism and Media Activism | Scoop.it
This month the UK-based newspaper The Guardian joined the growing international divestment movement by launching its very own climate campaign “Leave it in the Ground.” It's calling on the world’s two biggest foundations to pull out their...
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Cuba approves first public wi-fi hub

Cuba approves first public wi-fi hub | (SPAN) Research List on Citizen Journalism and Media Activism | Scoop.it
Cuba grants approval to the artist Kcho to operate the country's first public wireless hub at his Havana cultural centre.
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Tanzania: A Life of Critical Engagement - an Interview With Issa Shivji

Tanzania: A Life of Critical Engagement - an Interview With Issa Shivji | (SPAN) Research List on Citizen Journalism and Media Activism | Scoop.it
Neo-liberal NGOism and the consultancy culture, with their emphasis on policy - more "action," little thought - and prescriptive prognosis, has taken a toll on our intellectual thinking, the result of which is that we have abdicated analyzing and...
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Documentaries and Civic Engagement: Molly Murphy on Media That Matters.

Documentaries and Civic Engagement: Molly Murphy on Media That Matters. | (SPAN) Research List on Citizen Journalism and Media Activism | Scoop.it
The Center for Social Media showcases and analyzes media for public knowledge and action—media made by, for, and with publics to address the problems that they share.
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The Digital Divide: Resource Roundup

The Digital Divide: Resource Roundup | (SPAN) Research List on Citizen Journalism and Media Activism | Scoop.it
Learn more about the changing landscape of the "digital divide" in education and beyond, and explore resources that discuss how to help all students develop digital and media literacy.
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What’s new in digital and social media research? Some greatest hits from 2014

What’s new in digital and social media research? Some greatest hits from 2014 | (SPAN) Research List on Citizen Journalism and Media Activism | Scoop.it
Year-end 2014 column featuring a dozen powerful studies on diverse topics across news, social and digital media areas.
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Partnership with library bridges digital divide of Buffalo students - The Buffalo News

Partnership with library bridges digital divide of Buffalo students  - The Buffalo News | (SPAN) Research List on Citizen Journalism and Media Activism | Scoop.it
The digital divide between the haves and have-nots among Buffalo Public Schools students is stark at homework time.
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Reflecting on Ferguson Unrest, Obama Expands Minority Youth Outreach Program - ABC News (blog)

Reflecting on Ferguson Unrest, Obama Expands Minority Youth Outreach Program - ABC News (blog) | (SPAN) Research List on Citizen Journalism and Media Activism | Scoop.it
Reflecting on Ferguson Unrest, Obama Expands Minority Youth Outreach Program ABC News (blog) Each year the foundation recognizes individuals for their contributions to minority empowerment.
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Will Internet Access in Public Housing Bridge the Digital Divide? - Law Street ... - Law Street Media

Will Internet Access in Public Housing Bridge the Digital Divide? - Law Street ... - Law Street Media | (SPAN) Research List on Citizen Journalism and Media Activism | Scoop.it
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of internet?…
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Systems + Design

Systems + Design | (SPAN) Research List on Citizen Journalism and Media Activism | Scoop.it
Institutional and organizational logics necessarily constrain and define civic actions, so the design of systems is an important site of intervention. This section presents cases where the infrastructure of civic life is considered and manipulated to produce specific civic outcomes. From organizing hackathons to government procurement and the use of open data, from small tweaks to massive overhauls, the systems that facilitate civic life hold powerful opportunities for change.
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Film Premiere: The Glowing Divide - KWMC

Film Premiere: The Glowing Divide - KWMC | (SPAN) Research List on Citizen Journalism and Media Activism | Scoop.it
Over the last six months we’ve been investigating the issue of social isolation in young people aged 13-19 – and what we can do to help.
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The Bandwidth Gap: The States Where School Internet Is Slowest

The Bandwidth Gap: The States Where School Internet Is Slowest | (SPAN) Research List on Citizen Journalism and Media Activism | Scoop.it
Nearly every school in America has some form of Internet connectivity—but that alone doesn't mean all kids have equal access to the web.
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The man behind Hispanicize - MiamiHerald.com

The man behind Hispanicize - MiamiHerald.com | (SPAN) Research List on Citizen Journalism and Media Activism | Scoop.it
Manny Ruiz founded Hispanicize in 2010, and has grown it to be the largest gathering for U.S. Hispanics of its kind. The weeklong conference opens Monday.
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Is a New Artistic Activism Emerging via Social Media and Forms of Public Protest? - artnet News

Is a New Artistic Activism Emerging via Social Media and Forms of Public Protest? - artnet News | (SPAN) Research List on Citizen Journalism and Media Activism | Scoop.it
Modes of new artistic activism emerging via social media and public protest shed light on the power of creative response.
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The Digital Divide Is Not Binary | WIRED

The Digital Divide Is Not Binary | WIRED | (SPAN) Research List on Citizen Journalism and Media Activism | Scoop.it
Economic growth and social inclusion, critical issues for many countries, will be promoted by bringing the four-plus billion non-Internet users around the world online.
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Black Girls Code: Bridging The Digital Divide - YouTube

Black Girls Code will change the world. Founded by Kimberly Bryant, they are bridging the digital divide. Take time to watch this empowering piece. Produced ...
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What's the Difference Between Activism and Journalism?

What's the Difference Between Activism and Journalism? | (SPAN) Research List on Citizen Journalism and Media Activism | Scoop.it
At a March 2013 meeting in Doha, Qatar, in which press freedom activists gathered to develop a strategy for responding to the violence in …
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DACS - News - Pre-order your copy of The New Economy of Art

DACS - News - Pre-order your copy of The New Economy of Art | (SPAN) Research List on Citizen Journalism and Media Activism | Scoop.it
Pre-order your copy of DACS and Artquest's The New Economy of Art, ahead of its publication in December 2014.
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Petrocultures and Media Activism - Media Democracy Project

Petrocultures and Media Activism - Media Democracy Project | (SPAN) Research List on Citizen Journalism and Media Activism | Scoop.it
This year at Media Democracy Days, we explore how opposition to Canada’s commitment to the energy industry has fuelled democratic participation in the panel Petrocultures… Read more
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