Tag: protests

by Sonia Paul

Twitter and Facebook have become default resources for journalists, newsrooms and ordinary citizens during news events, but where does Instagram fit into that picture? That was the question a team of researchers at CUNY’s Graduate Center asked while watching the protests in Ukraine unfold this past February. After months of analyzing more than 13,000 Instagram photos […] more »

by Zach C. Cohen

Google Glass could have a transformative effect on journalism, especially as we watch Tim Pool from VICE use Google Glass to report on Turkish protests. But it’s important to examine the shortfalls as well as all the great new advancements, both real and prophesied. Special guests Rackspace’s Robert Scoble, Veterans United’s Sarah Hill, CUNY’s Jeff Jarvis […] more »

by Jo Ellen Green Kaiser

On May 1, more than 30 independent media outlets collaborated to produce live national coverage of May Day protests. Why did these news organizations choose to collaborate — and why on May Day? The answer has everything to do with the insufficiency of our current mass media to cover this kind of event. May Day […] more »

by Josh Stearns

Since September, police have arrested dozens of journalists and activists around the country for the “crime” of trying to document political protests in public spaces. People using smartphones and mobile devices are changing the way we record and share breaking news. In return, police have targeted, harassed, and in many cases, arrested those trying to […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. Pinterest revises terms, gives up right to sell content posted on the site (VentureBeat) 2. Bloggers and social media help elevate Trayvon Martin story into national conversation (Poynter) 3. Two big-name entrepreneurs team up to create Airtime, a social-video company […] more »

by Katia Savchuk

In March 1984, tens of thousands of British miners went on strike over expected coal mine closures. During the next year, unions faced off with police and Margaret Thatcher’s conservative government in what became Britain’s most turbulent industrial protest of recent decades. Media coverage of the strikes was thoroughly unsympathetic, painting miners as aggressors even […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Can online protests make a difference? In the past, they’ve had mixed success but with enough people pushing against the twin anti-piracy bills, SOPA and PIPA, the U.S. Congress was forced to pay heed. They have now put off bringing the bills to a vote, while contemplating rewrites and changes to the bills. Google alone […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. TV news starts covering SOPA after fleet of major sites go dark (TV Newser) 2. Did the anti-SOPA protests work? (PC World) 3. Apple unveils iBooks Author, an app for easy self-publishing (GigaOm) 4. Why the news industry should mimic […] more »

by Simon Roughneen

BANGKOK — A handful of protestors gathered outside the Burmese embassy in Bangkok last Friday to vent their anger against the detention of 17 journalists in Burma, some of whom have been given multiple-decade jail terms for what activists describe as “no more than doing their jobs.” The jailed reporters worked for Democratic Voice of […] more »

by Simon Roughneen

More than a week after Malaysian police fired teargas and water cannons at thousands of demonstrators seeking reform of the country’s electoral system, a Facebook petition calling on Prime Minister Najib Razak to quit has drawn over 200,000 backers, highlighting the role of social and new media in Malaysia’s restrictive free speech environment. One contributor […] more »