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Bearing Witness While Black: African Americans, Smartphones and the New Protest #Journalism
Modern 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." Throughdoi:10.13016/m2zk55m7m fatcat:4vzf26xnljdupmlfpktzlj7dsm