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Civil Rights, Big Data, and Our Algorithmic Future

Key decisions that shape people’s lives—decisions about jobs, healthcare, housing, education, criminal justice and other key areas—are, more and more often, being made automatically by computers. As a result, a growing number of important conversations about civil rights, which focus on how these decisions are made, are also becoming discussions about how computer systems work. Read more

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Echoing Justice: Communications Strategies for Community Organizing in the 21st Century

In a media environment dominated by stereotypes and special interests, network driven communications strategies powered by grassroots organizing are more vital than ever. Use the share button to join the conversation on narrative strategy, infrastructure and resources to win the framing contests of the 21st century. Resources for Echoing Justice were provided by the Surdna Foundation, the Read more

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Worksheet: Branding and Slogans for Organizing Campaigns

Movements can brand campaigns to evoke meaning, call people to action, and show a vision for a new, more just future. Use this tool to develop a branding strategy for your organization to move your goals and mission.

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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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From FAIR: Malkia Cyril on Ferguson, Jeff Cohen on James Risen

This week on CounterSpin, our Executive Director Malkia Cyril called in to talk about what’s happening in Ferguson, the role of social media, and the current state of news media. CounterSpin is Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting’s (FAIR’s) weekly radio show, hosted by Janine Jackson, Steve Rendall and Peter Hart. CounterSpin exposes and highlights biased 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