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dc.contributor.advisorSteiner, Linda Cen_US
dc.contributor.authorRichardson, Allissa Verlynen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-13T05:32:42Z
dc.date.available2017-09-13T05:32:42Z
dc.date.issued2017en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/M2ZK55M7M
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/19773
dc.description.abstractModern black citizen journalists have embraced the mobile phone as their storytelling tool of choice to produce raw reportage that challenges long-standing narratives of race, power and privilege in America. This dissertation investigates specifically how leading anti-police brutality activists—especially those affiliated with the Black Lives Matter Movement—leverage the affordances of mobile and social media to report original news within the contemporary social justice “beat.” Through semi-structured interviews and a descriptive analysis of the activists’ Twitter timelines, I explore the journalistic roles that these activists perform, the types of stories that they produce most often, and the relationships that they have formed with their audiences. I argue that the reportage from these black witnesses forms the vanguard of modern protest journalism, which functions from a positionality of sousveillance to watch powerful authorities from below. This evolving genre of protest journalism fills the editorial voids that the dying Black press has left behind, and invents ripe areas of inquiry for journalism studies.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleBearing Witness While Black: African Americans, Smartphones and the New Protest #Journalismen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentJournalismen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledJournalismen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledSociologyen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledBlack Lives Matteren_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledBlack Twitteren_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledFergusonen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledmedia witnessingen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledmobile journalismen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledsousveillanceen_US


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