Journalism and the Public Sphere

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[edit] Journalism and the Digital Public Sphere

With an increasing amount of users consuming media from various social media platforms, there is an increasing interest towards analyzing these metrics. Politicians such as Donald Trump realize the importance of analyzing social media in order to learn more about certain demographics. These cultural studies can be extremely valuable as Social Media has begun playing an important role in contemporary democracy. This leads to an increasing importance in user data privacy through connective politics and framing discourses within the digital public sphere that we hope to further explore which can be analyzed through the Cambridge Analytica Distopia, Trump's presidential campaign and Brexit in relation to social media's contemporary role in democracy.

Malice Domestic: The Cambridge Analytica Distopia

User Data Privacy: Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, and Privacy Protection

From Brexit to Trump: Social Media’s Role in Democracy

[edit] Social Media and the Digital Public Sphere

Social media platforms have morphed into a free and open space that welcome everyone from around the world. Sites like Twitter allow users to log in and be a part of crucial conversations about everything that takes place internationally and locally. Over recent years, we have seen people connecting and mobilizing through social media to organize successful revolutions or affect government policies and laws. Within these networks, there have been many essential tools that highlight the importance of an event and also tools that are used to familiarize events to a greater amount of people; hashtags, comments, likes, groups, etc. Below are three articles that highlight Twitters impact with two different countries and how when all traditional forms of media fail to inform, social media platforms takes their place.

Hashtag WakeUpAmerica, Hashtag IllegalsAreCriminals: the role of the cyber public sphere in the perpetuation of the Latino cyber-moral panic in the US

Social media and internet public events

Riots and Twitter: connective politics, social media and framing discourses in the digital public sphere

Social media and political partisanship – A subaltern public sphere’s role in democracy

An Exploratory Study of Risk and Social Media: What Role Did Social Media Play in the Arab Spring Revolutions?

Putting Learning into Practice: Integrating Social Media, Crowd Learning, and #ColinKaepernick in an Introductory African American History Class

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