The Media Activism Research Collective (MARC), a joint initiative between Annenberg and Penn's Sociology Department to create an interdisciplinary space for faculty, graduate students, and activists exploring the intersection between media and social movements, is pleased to announce the launch of its blog, MediaActivism.org. The blog, which offers regular posts alongside curated lists of archives, databases, and calls for papers, will serve as an extension of MARC's mission to connect students with peers and resources to foster deep learning and insightful research. In addition to blog posts, readers will find information regarding MARC's ongoing collective bibliographies and open access syllabi projects, both hosted on the Collective'z Zotero group library.
MARC invites students, faculty, and activists to contribute blog posts on issues related to media and social movements. As a rule, the standards for MARC blog posts are flexible: posts can range in length, can take on a wide variety of forms including traditional academic writing, journalistic pieces, and more creative or informal meditations, and can consider a wide range of topics, so long as activism, broadly defined, remains a central focus. If you are interested in writing for the MARC blog, please email Rosemary Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org.