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Book: Producing the Internet – Critical Perspectives of Social Media

Should contemporary media culture be understood as a culture that offers unprecedented freedom for producing participators – so-called “produsers”, or should it rather be understood as a culture in...
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Strengthening the Internet for Free Expression and Innovation the Focus of Aspen Institute Forum

Strengthening the Internet for Free Expression and Innovation the Focus of Aspen Institute Forum | (SPAN) Research List on Citizen Journalism and Media Activism | Scoop.it
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Sarah EppehimerCommunications and Society ProgramThe Aspen Institute202-736-5818sarah.eppehimer@aspeninstitute.org  Anusha AlikhanDirector of CommunicationsKnight Fo
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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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For Detroit to rise, we must come together like never before (guest column) - Detroit Free Press

For Detroit to rise, we must come together like never before (guest column) Detroit Free Press We need every news media outlet to make this a part of their immediate agenda. We need every ...
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FOCAS14 Participant List Strengthening the Internet for Free Expression and Innovation 8.8.14.pdf

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ScottishGovernment - News - Closing the Digital Divide

ScottishGovernment - News - Closing the Digital Divide | (SPAN) Research List on Citizen Journalism and Media Activism | Scoop.it
Deputy First Minister announces £2.5 million support for broadband in rural areas.
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The Problem

The Problem | (SPAN) Research List on Citizen Journalism and Media Activism | Scoop.it
There is a crisis of representation in the media. We live in a racially and ethnically diverse nation that is 51% female, but the news media itself remains staggeringly limited to a single demographic.
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U.S. Says It Built Digital Programs Abroad With an Eye to Politics

U.S. Says It Built Digital Programs Abroad With an Eye to Politics | (SPAN) Research List on Citizen Journalism and Media Activism | Scoop.it
The United States built Twitter-like programs in Afghanistan and Pakistan, but like a similar program in Cuba, they were shut down for lack of money, officials said. (Divide and conquer. U.S.
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Harvard's Looking for a 'Wikipedian in Residence'

Harvard's Looking for a 'Wikipedian in Residence' | (SPAN) Research List on Citizen Journalism and Media Activism | Scoop.it
The school's Houghton Library is seeking someone to help make its collections as accessible as possible.
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Janet Mock shares keynote on activism - Macalester College The Mac Weekly

Janet Mock shares keynote on activism - Macalester College The Mac Weekly | (SPAN) Research List on Citizen Journalism and Media Activism | Scoop.it
Janet Mock shares keynote on activism Macalester College The Mac Weekly Among some of her recent accomplishments are the Twitter movement #GirlsLikeUs, advising the {young}ist, a youth-powered media site, and serving as a board member for the Arcus...
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Capabilities of Movements and Affordances of Digital Media: Paradoxes of Empowerment | DMLcentral

Capabilities of Movements and Affordances of Digital Media: Paradoxes of Empowerment | DMLcentral | (SPAN) Research List on Citizen Journalism and Media Activism | Scoop.it
From the “Indignados” in Spain, to “Occupy” in the United States, from Tahrir Square in Egypt to Syntagma Square in Greece, from Gezi Park in Turkey to #Euromaidan in Ukraine, the recent years have witnessed a proliferation of protests which, while...
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Digital Divide: FCC Doubles Funding For Internet in Public Schools, Libraries - Latin Post

Digital Divide: FCC Doubles Funding For Internet in Public Schools, Libraries - Latin Post | (SPAN) Research List on Citizen Journalism and Media Activism | Scoop.it
Latin Post Digital Divide: FCC Doubles Funding For Internet in Public Schools, Libraries Latin Post Providing improved internet speed and access in public libraries and schools is essential for low-income Latinos who are still on the other side of...
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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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Photography as Activism: The Role of Visual Media in Humanitarian Crises

Photography as Activism: The Role of Visual Media in Humanitarian Crises | (SPAN) Research List on Citizen Journalism and Media Activism | Scoop.it
Since the camera was invented in 1826, it has been used to document everything from social injustice, inequality, famine, war, and human rights abuses to uplifting scenes of humanity, brotherhood, ...
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Israel, Gaza, War & Data – The Art of Personalizing Propaganda · Global Voices

Israel, Gaza, War & Data – The Art of Personalizing Propaganda · Global Voices | (SPAN) Research List on Citizen Journalism and Media Activism | Scoop.it
While war rages on the ground in Gaza and across Israeli skies, there’s an all-out information war unraveling in social networked spaces.
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Digital Revolution for Asia's Women: Bridging the Gender Divide | Asian Development Bank

Digital Revolution for Asia's Women: Bridging the Gender Divide | Asian Development Bank | (SPAN) Research List on Citizen Journalism and Media Activism | Scoop.it
Though the use of internet and mobile phones has skyrocketed over the past years, women in developing Asian countries are being left behind by the digital revolution. This is holding them back and costing society and the economy dear.
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Emmy-winning journalist named Chair of Journalism Innovation and Civic Engagement at UO | Media Relations

Emmy-winning journalist named Chair of Journalism Innovation and Civic Engagement at UO | Media Relations | (SPAN) Research List on Citizen Journalism and Media Activism | Scoop.it
Media industry focused on being digital or mobile first. We need to focus on being "community first" @UOsojc http://t.co/ARhtD6zPFa
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Reclaiming Public Space/Surveillance and Control | MIT Center for Civic Media

Reclaiming Public Space/Surveillance and Control | MIT Center for Civic Media | (SPAN) Research List on Citizen Journalism and Media Activism | Scoop.it
Reclaiming Public Space/Surveillance and Control | MIT Center for Civic Media http://t.co/EDm9W9QZTg via @civicMIT
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Ethan Zuckerman on the Power of Civic Media » East-West Center Media Conference: Yangon 2014

Ethan Zuckerman on the Power of Civic Media » East-West Center Media Conference: Yangon 2014 | (SPAN) Research List on Citizen Journalism and Media Activism | Scoop.it
@EthanZ on the Power of Civic Media #Yangon #Myanmar http://t.co/ZI9tF3nXOm
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From Facebook to the Street: Activism on Cusco’s Walls · Global Voices

From Facebook to the Street: Activism on Cusco’s Walls · Global Voices | (SPAN) Research List on Citizen Journalism and Media Activism | Scoop.it
A central wall in Cusco has become the epicenter of local activism, joining initiatives born both online and offline. ([Media] From Facebook to the Street: Activism on Cusco's Walls: A central wall in Cusco has become the ep...
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MIT faulted over its support for students - Boston Globe

MIT faulted over its support for students - Boston Globe | (SPAN) Research List on Citizen Journalism and Media Activism | Scoop.it
MIT faulted over its support for students Boston Globe “Students are being threatened with legal action for doing exactly what we encourage them to do: explore and create innovative new technologies,” wrote Hal Abelson, a computer science...
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