Researching Citizen Media Workshop
by Cristina Flesher Fominaya
15th-16th September 2016 at University of Manchester, UK
An interdisciplinary workshop held at the University of Manchester, UK, on the 15th-16th September 2016. Cristina Flesher Fominaya, ECIA Fellow, presents some of the challenges facing activists and researchers exploring activist media and communication strategies in a complex media ecology. While most methodological discussions centre around formal or technical discussions of social media archiving and network analysis, less discussed are more qualitative or ethnographic analyses of activist collective communication strategies and the issues they grapple with in relation to power, access and strategic dilemmas.