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.”


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.


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