Social media and social justice

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Social media and social justice

  1. 1. Social media and social justice movements <br />Contextualization, history and activism<br />Barry Saunders - http://engagemedia.org @barrysaunders<br />
  2. 2. It&apos;s about uncovering thatwhich someone wants to keep hidden<br />Barry Saunders - http://engagemedia.org @barrysaunders<br />
  3. 3. A good-faith attempt to make sense of the world<br />Barry Saunders - http://engagemedia.org @barrysaunders<br />
  4. 4. journalism<br />Trade journalism – press releases + commentary<br />On the ground reporting<br />Social conversation – blogging, editorial<br />Data journalism<br />Documentary / contextual journalism<br />Barry Saunders - http://engagemedia.org @barrysaunders<br />
  5. 5. Social media<br />Outside West – focus is on war and disaster<br />On the ground reporting from locals, less parachute journalism<br />Outsiders – curatorial or gatewatchingjournalism, expert commentary<br />Barry Saunders - http://engagemedia.org @barrysaunders<br />
  6. 6. ‘Edge of the net’<br />Low connectivity<br />Low penetration of smartphones<br />Low bandwidth<br />Barry Saunders - http://engagemedia.org @barrysaunders<br />
  7. 7. Indonesia<br />Poor internet<br />History of video activism via DV and VCD<br />Powerful history of independent journalism and activism<br />Needs outreach to digitize and share this material<br />Barry Saunders - http://engagemedia.org @barrysaunders<br />
  8. 8. Outreach <br />Burnstation and local LAN capture<br />Upload to outside servers<br />Low bandwidth social media and social networking to provide context for current debate<br />Archiving of important history<br />Contextualization of current struggles<br />Barry Saunders - http://engagemedia.org @barrysaunders<br />
  9. 9. Temporality <br />Temptation is to focus on the new, rapid – ignores history of technologies, struggles and ideas<br />Social media and online publishing extends temporality beyond speed, allows annotation, discussion, multiple perspectives, contextualization<br />Keeps history fresh and provides complementary coverage to mainstream coverage<br />Barry Saunders - http://engagemedia.org @barrysaunders<br />

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