Civic Media

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= Civic media is any form of communication that strengthens the social bonds within a community or creates a strong sense of civic engagement among its residents. [1]


Henry Jenkins:

"Civic Media: any use of any technology for the purposes of increasing civic engagement and public participation, enabling the exchange of meaningful information, fostering social connectivity, constructing critical perspectives, insuring transparency and accountability, or strengthening citizen agency.

This class on "civic media" is designed to provide a meeting ground between those involved in the cultural study of communications and those invested in the study of journalism as we address a common concern with the current moment of media in transition." (