Introduction to Civic Media

A photo of a group of protesters in Cairo, Egypt, in 2011.

Mobile phones and smart phones were used by citizen journalists, protesters, and onlookers to organize and document the Arab Spring. (Photo courtesy of nebedaay on Flickr. CC-BY-NC-SA.)


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CMS.360 / CMS.860

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Fall 2012


Undergraduate / Graduate

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Course Description

This course examines civic media in comparative, transnational and historical perspectives through the use of various theoretical tools, research approaches, and project design methods.

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Sasha Costanza-Chock, and Rebecca Hurwitz. CMS.360 Introduction to Civic Media. Fall 2012. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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