Category Archives: Sophia Scherer

Breaking Through the Information Blockade: Participatory Journalism and Indymedia

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In her book Alternative and Activist New Media (2011), Lievrouw discusses the rise of participatory journalism, which includes citizen, grassroots, or open-source journalism projects, independent news and opinion blogs, and activist Indymedia sites. These projects provide coverage of under-reported news … Continue reading

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Evgeny Morozov – The Folly of Technological Solutionism (2013)

Evgeny Morozov, a Belarusian thinker educated in the U.S., is a vocal critic of the politics of the Internet. He argues that the power of the Internet is often overstated, taking a critical, if not cynical, stance vis-a-vis the hype … Continue reading

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