Contributed to a Washington Post story on how hashtag activism can translate to policy change: This interplay between real-world events and online activism is what turns a catchy hashtag into a powerful slogan. “It tethers the conversation to things that really happened,” Howard said. Howard, who calls himself a “cyber-optimist,” […]
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Contributed to NBC news story on role of hashtags in protest within the US post-Ferguson. “Hashtag activism is what happens when someone tries to raise public awareness of a political issue using some clever or biting keyword on social media,” said Philip Howard, the Principle Investigator for Digital Activism Research […]
The Digital Activism Research Project has been awarded a prize for its work in public interest communications. Awarded by the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications, the prize is given to research projects that both advance scholarly understanding of social phenomena and tackle issues of interest to the public. Team member Frank […]