Media and Technology

Makani Themba, former Executive Director of The Praxis Project, and one of the authors of Fair Game: A Strategy Guide for Racial Justice Communications in the Obama Era, summarizes social justice communications as follows: “It is far more important to communicate that something can be done than it is to communicate what's going wrong.” Themba’s book Talking the Walk continues to be one of the most essential resources on strategic communications for social justice campaigns.


Current communications methods include earned media such as newspaper and TV, paid media including sponsored content, and social media including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. Of course, media and technology are not race neutral.

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Organization
5G, Smart Cities and Communities of Color
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Joint Center (JCPES)
Net Neutrality and What You Can Do To Ensure It
Dr. Margaret Flowers and Joan Brunwasser
OEN; PopularResistance.org
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Magazine Covers in 2020 Have Featured Black Subjects Three Times More Than the Previous 90 Years
Samir Husni, Mark K. Dolan, and Marquita Smith
Poynter
Discussion Topics: Media Examples
Taking Action Against Racism in the Media (TAARM)
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Laura Flanders
The Democracy Collaborative, Next System Project
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Anna Simonton
Project South
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Canadian Anti-racism Education and Research Society
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Organization
A Common Platform: Reimagining Data and Platforms
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Democracy Collaborative
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E. L. Rosenthal, A. A. Rogers, E. Peterson, et al.
Define American; The Norman Lear Center for the Study of Entertainment, Media & Society
A Dangerous Distortion of Our Families: Representations of Families, By Race, in News and Opinion Media
Dr. Travis L. Dixon
Color Of Change
Racist History of American News Media?
Tony Cox, Juan Gonzalez, and Joseph Torres
NPR