Demonstrating in the Cloud: Our College Pick

Georgetown

Ivory Tower veterans, many of whom were students in the 1960s and 1970s, lament the lack of student activism on college campuses. There are few protests, only a smattering a vigils, and barely any quad chalking. But is all that passion and activism gone, or has it just moved – along with everything else – to the cloud? In their article “Marching On,” Braden McDonald and Molly Simio compare today’s digital activism to the Boomers’ campus strikes, and explore how voices get heard on the social network.

Marching On

Braden McDonald and Molly Simio | The Hoya | March 21, 2014 | 10 minutes (2,416 words)

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I teach magazine journalism at Syracuse University's Newhouse School. Previously: NYMag.com, The Black Table. Writing: Bust, Slate, Vulture, etc.
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