CMS.360 Introduction to Civic Media
Examines civic media in comparative, transnational and historical perspectives. Introduces various theoretical tools, research approaches, and project design methods. Students engage with multimedia texts on concepts such as citizen journalism, transmedia activism, media justice, and civic, public, radical, and tactical media. Case studies explore civic media across platforms (print, radio, broadcast, internet), contexts (from local to global, present-day to historical), and use (dialogic, contentious, hacktivist). As a final project, students develop a case study or project proposal. Students taking the graduate version complete additional assignments. Limited to 20.
This class has no prerequisites.
CMS.360 will be offered this semester (Spring 2018). It is instructed by S. Costanza-Chock.
Lecture occurs 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Mondays in 56-167.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H.
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