KONY CASE STUDY
In a course called Society and Visual Media taught at Wentworth Institute of Technology, we are using this Pearltree to investigate, discuss, and write about concepts such as representation, media gateways, compassion, and viral marketing. Mar 10
Friday night is "cover the night" night.
If we are going to interfere in the lives of others, a little due diligence is a minimum requirement.
The backlash against the misguided video campaign may say more about how American self-conceptions have changed in the last 10 years.
By Jocelyn Edwards
My starting point is a “bravo” for film-makers for galvanizing young Americans to look up from their iPhones and seek to make a difference for villagers in central Africa who continue to be murdered, raped and mutilated by Kony and his Lord’s Resistance Army.
I realize that some of my fellow bloggers rely on dismantling what I’ve written for their own posts, but at the risk of giving them nothing to write about (except important world events and news makers), I would like to take apart my last post on Joseph Kony as a form of white privilege, particularly the privilege of mothering while white.
By ERICA ORDEN and EMILY STEEL An Internet video seeking to draw attention to fugitive African rebel leader Joseph Kony now stands as the fastest-growing viral phenomenon in Web history, thanks to informal celebrity advocates and young viewers. An online video about the Lord's Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony now ranks as the fastest-growing viral campaign in history, Emily Steel reports on digits.
Invisible Children has recently raised the global profile of Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army through its hugely successful #K0NY2012 media campaign. The Kings of War blog calls the campaign “crowd sourced intervention.”
Thoughts for young people from the author of Visible Children . Since this all started two weeks ago, I’ve occasionally been criticized for the attention my blog has received on the basis that, as a university student, my opinion shouldn’t be as widely-read as it has been. I guess the logic is that because I’m a “young person”, my opinion is less valuable, or “misinformed and naive”, as Invisible Children’s PR firm eloquently described it .
Yes, as u MUST know by now — unless u live on another planet!!
Okay, I’ll admit it.
I n William Faulkner's story "Raid," set in Alabama and Mississippi in the closing years of the Civil War, a white family becomes aware of a sudden, vast, nighttime migration through the scorched countryside. They can hear it and even smell it before they can see it; it's the black population voting with its feet and heading, so it fervently believes, for the river Jordan: "We couldn't see them and they did not see us; maybe they didn't even look, just walking fast in the dark with that panting, hurrying murmuring, going on … "
Non-commuters risked a terrible fate. I met a boy named Louis who had been kidnapped by the L.R.A. at age 10.
"A lot of people fear Christians, they fear Liberty University, they fear Invisible Children - because they feel like we have an agenda. They see us and they go, "You want me to sign up for something, you want my money. You want, you want me to believe in your God."
Representation of Women In the Media