Social Movements and Journalism

The term social movements is generally used to refer to organized campaigns developed by citizens focusing on a particular topic, often political or social in nature. These movements can take place in small, local communities or across nations. Modern social movements utilize technology to mobilize large groups of people and to spread the word about their efforts. This entry traces the development of several social movements and discusses social movements’ relationship with the media, journalists, and technology.

Social Movements

Social and political change has occurred worldwide due to the efforts of those involved in social movements. In the United States, women’s suffrage, the growth of labor unions during the Industrial Revolution, and laws to protect the civil rights of Black people all resulted from social movements. Worldwide, ...

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