SRI resources: citizen journalism

Resources for Covering Social Protest Movements in an Age of Social Media

Arab Spring, the Occupy Movement, and events around the world have demonstrated that the traditional agenda-setting role of mainstream media has been overwhelmed by citizens using social media to publicize their cause and rally supporters to action.

Journalists not wanting to be left behind need to:

  • Become informed about how social media affect public affairs

  • Learn how to use social media to cover social protest movements

  • Monitor social media to become aware of and stay on top of emerging movements

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