Melissa Tully, senior research fellow in the Media, Policy, and Public Opinion Research Program and associate professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, will be teaching a graduate seminar on media and activism in the Fall 2020 semester.
The class will explore the myriad ways that people and organizations use media as tools for civic engagement, activism, and political participation as well as how the media portrays activism, activists, and movements. Drawing on a broad range of theories and cases, she will examine historical movements, media and activism, early Internet activism, and contemporary social media activism. She will also cover traditional media theories and concepts, as well as newer approaches to ground understanding of media, activism, and social movements. More information/course description can be found here.