Research Methods for Media Activism
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Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: School of Media Studies
Department: Media Studies
Course Number: NMDS 5015
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus, Online
Permission Required: No
  • Research Methods
  • Media Studies
This course will provide an overview of research methods for media activism. Students will analyze media activists' use of websites and blogs to share information or organize people into action, or to give a public face to activist groups. Documentaries that list specific ways people can take action, like "An Inconvenient Truth," will be screened. Students will learn how to conduct research to help organizations use media effectively to meet their objectives of political or social change. They will also learn which research methods to use to find out if media does help advance social justice or if people are actually moved to action by the media they consume.
Course Open to: Degree Students, Majors Only


Open to Graduate students.