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Tracing the Impact of Online Activism in the Renisha McBride Case

Renisha Mcbride

On November 2, 2013, 19-year-old Renisha McBride was fatally shot in the face on the porch of Detroit homeowner, Theodore Wafer. A few days after the shooting, a local protest was organized, conversations began to emerge on social media, and the story quickly got picked up by national news outlets.Read the Rest…


Huff Post Front Page Graphic Highlights US Gun Violence Epidemic

April 22, 2013 – Friday night, The Huffington Post debuted on its front page a striking graphic representing US deaths related to gun violence since the Sandy Hook shooting in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14, 2013. The moving graphic illustrates nearly real-time statistics of gun deaths across the country. Many of theseRead the Rest…


Meet Andy Kopsa The Woman Behind NOLA to NYC Tumblr

Andy Kopsa is a freelance journalist who currently resides in New York City. She (yes she) is the creator of the much-talked about Tumblr From NOLA to NYC, which appeared the week after hurricane Sandy. When I came across Kopsa’s Tumblr page via Twitter I immediately wanted to reach outRead the Rest…


Meet MMC’s New Youth Correspondent! Zoe Zvosechz

  More teens and kids around the world are on the Internet, so why not start there? -  Zoë We’re so excited to introduce you to Zoë Zvosechz (pronounced ZO-ee ZA-vose-ICK), MEDIA MAKE CHANGE’s brand new youth correspondent! Zoë, 14-years-old, was born in Germany from a U.S. military family currently living inRead the Rest…


Post-Hurricane Sandy Online Resources

A parking lot full of yellow cabs is flooded as a result of Hurricane Sandy on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 in Hoboken, NJ. (via Facebook) Back in 2005, after hurricane Katrina shattered the Gulf Coast, I began monitoring several online networks created and cultivated by what I called women virtualRead the Rest…


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