NYU Steinhardt

Media Activism and Social Movements

  • Course Number: MCC-UE 1826
  • Hours: 45
  • Units: 4
  • Description: This interactive and discussion-oriented course provides an introduction to the politics and tactics underlying five broad categories of media activism: media interventions at the levels of representation, labor relations, policy, strategic communication, and “alternative” media making. The course will rely on both a survey of the existing scholarship on media activism, as well as close analyses of actual activist practices within both old and new media. As a class, we will examine a wide-range of digital media as well as local, national, and global media activist institutions.
  • Old Course Number: E59.1826