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Case Studies of Advocacy Journalism

Campaigns of advocacy journalism are made in large numbers every year. Some intended for small-scale issues, others intended for much larger and more pressing issues. Thousands and thousands of different campaigns are initiated each year, though only few gain public traction and are subsequently noticed. 1,672 more words

Aleppo is the new Kony2012, or Against 'Awareness'

You have seen the tragic photographs from Syria, though if you primarily get your news from television you probably only see the ones from rebel held areas. 688 more words

Slacktivism: Is it worth the effort?

Identified as the act of showing support for a cause but only truly being beneficial to the egos of people participating in this so-called activism. The acts tend to require minimal personal effort from the slacktivist. 174 more words

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#KONY2012: The birth of Hashtag Activism

On the 7th of March 2012 I woke up to an abundance of Facebook posts relating to #Kony2012, instructing me to “STOP KONY NOW” and “MAKE KONY FAMOUS”. 515 more words

Slacktivism

Slacker + Activism = Slacktivism. The term itself sounds offensive. You want to be an activist, but are too lazy.

Slacktivism is defined as a low-risk, low-cost activity via social media or online. 545 more words