Social Activism and the Media

Protest the Mississippi Terror! National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Online Archive of California.

How has the internet revolution impacted journalism and what are its effects on the coverage of public affairs and current issues?

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This inquiry set asks students to compare the stories of Emmett Till and Trayvon Martin with a specific focus on media coverage of each event. Through this case study, students will find evidence to determine ways in which the internet has affected the role of the media in shaping how the public learns about news, and how it impacts social activism.