Mediated Communities: Civic Voices, Empowerment and Media Literacy in the Digital Era
By: Moses Shumow (editor)Hardback
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Mediated Communities brings together a diverse, global cohort of academics and professional communicators to assess the current state of democratic mobilizing around the world and the ways in which protest movements are being transformed in the midst of a communication revolution. Contributors draw on a variety of international settings - from Greece to Lebanon, China to Argentina - to demonstrate the ways in which community organizing in the digital age relies increasingly on digital media to communicate, help participants find common ground, and fight for change. Contributors acknowledge the challenges that lie ahead for creating real and lasting democratic change, but at the same time are able to draw attention to the potential that digital media hold for strengthening citizen voices around the globe.
Moses Shumow (PhD, University of Miami) is an assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Florida International University. His work has been published in Media Culture and Society, Journalism and Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, among others.
Contents: Moses Shumow: Developing Global Perspectives Through Media Literacy and Civic Engagement - Moses Shumow: Conceptualizing Mediated Communities in an Era of Digital Connectivity - Paul Mihailidis: Media Literacy and Mediated Communities: Emerging Perspectives for Digital Culture - Christian Schwarz: Ticket to Die: The Tragedy at Once Station and the Civic Use of Social Media in Argentina - Rosemary Nyaole-Kowuor: Civic Voices in the Digital Era: Opportunities and Challenges in Kenya - May Farah: Mediating Palestine - Roman Gerodimos: Reclaiming the Urban Landscape, Rebuilding the Civic Culture: Online Mobilization, Community Building, and Public Space in Athens, Greece - Cornelia Bogen: China: Media Activism in Online Health Communication - Stephen A. Jukes: Uneasy Relationships: Journalists, Social Media and the Implications for News - Megan Fromm: From Mediated to Mediator: How Youth Use Digital Media to Open the Public Sphere, Empower Activism and Reclaim Voice - Manuel Guerrero/Monica Luengas: The Mexican Movement #Yosoy132 as an Example of Prodience's Public Engagement - Moses Shumow: Conclusion to Mediated Communities: Revolutions and Reality: Community Action in an Era of State Intrusion and Corporatization of Digital Networks.
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