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2014 Knowledge Exchange Report

2014 Knowledge Exchange Report from the Center for Media Justice & Consumers Union- Digital Discrimination: Big Data, Surveillance & Racial Justice. Participants grappled with the queston, what does it take to build a movement in the era of digital surveillance?

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Reframing Power: An Evaluation of the Youth Media Council’s First Three Years

Reframing Power takes a look at the media and social conditions that led to the formation of the Youth Media Council (now the Center for Media Justice), and the strategies YMC tested in creating an innovative model for strategic communications and media organizing with youth and communities of color.

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Speaking for Ourselves: A Youth Assessment of Local News Coverage

Conducted by Bay Area high school students, this 2002 report examines coverage of youth on the local Fox affiliate, KTVU Channel 2. This report by CMJ (then the Youth Media Council) presents findings from a three-month study of trends in news coverage, and recommends steps journalists can take to improve reporting on youth and youth Read more

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Mobile Voices, Mobile Justice Fact Sheet: Cell Phones and the Digital Divide

Because communities of color and low-income groups are much more dependent on wireless networks and less likely to have access to wired broadband at home, it is extremely important for as many of the same rules as possible to apply to wireless and wired networks so that the already-too-large “digital divide” does not become even Read more

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Grassroots Perspectives on Media Justice Organizing

Grassroots Perspectives on Media Justice Organizing Radical History Review: Interviews Betty Yu, Todd Wolfson, and Rusita Avila. By Lyell Davies Building a National Media Justice Movement: An Interview with Betty Yu, Membership Organizer, Media Action Grassroots Network, the Center for Media Justice

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Digital Discrimination: Big Data, Surveillance, & Racial Justice

As we speak, our movements are being tracked, and our personal information sold to the highest bidder. More and more we see the militarization of police departments and the tragic consequences are clear from New York, to L.A., to Ferguson. While the platforms and methods may be new, we know that there is a long Read more

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Displacing the Dream: A Report on Bay Area Newspaper Coverage of Development and Gentrification

As of 2006, Oakland and San Francisco had each lost 20 to 25 percent of their African-American populations. Displacing the Dream exposes the failure of Bay Area newspapers to adequately cover the crisis of gentrification and displacement facing the Bay Area today. What did newspaper coverage of housing and development include? Whose voices were heard Read more