DIGITAL: Freelon on the Hashtag Activism Report

Deen Freelon of American University on @KCRWPressPlay discussing the Freelon, McIlwain, Clark report titled, “Beyond the Hashtags:# Ferguson,# Blacklivesmatter, and the Online Struggle for Offline Justice.”

beyond_the_hashtags_2016_pdf__page_1_of_92_

Technology has changed the way police incidents are captured, viewed and shared. But how has social media been used to shape the national conversation that follows? For instance, Black Lives Matter is now a household phrase. How did that come to be? In what ways have the activists behind the movement used online media to try to effect real-world change?

Read the report here. Listen to the interview here.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s