Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research

New Media Research Project

New Media and Empowerment of Communities of Color in the U.S. Urban Heartland

newmediaphotoThis collaborative research project is a neighborhood-based study of new media access and mobilization in Louisville, Kentucky. Its purpose is to determine access to new media in marginalized communities of color, with an eye toward improving that access and developing new strategies for social advocacy groups in using new media to mobilize citizen activism.

Project Detail Links:

About the Research Research Questions Project Location How We Did It
What We Found Where to Next? Resources Executive Summary and News Release

Research Team

  • Cate Fosl, PhD.. Associate Professor in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Louisvlle, and founding director of the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research.
  • Jennifer Gregg, PhD. Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Communication at the University of Louisville and a research associate for UofL’s School of Public Health.
  • Attica Scott. Coordinator of Kentucky Jobs with Justice, Adjunct Faculty at Bellarmine University and community advocate for social justice.
  • Amber Duke. Master’s candidate in UofL’s Department of Pan-African Studies and television producer for Channel 32 news.

This project funded by the Social Science Research Council’s (SSRC) Collaborative Grants in Media and Communication.

Posted on Monday, September 21st, 2009 at 7:10 pm



Civil Rights and History

U of L Resources

Other Social Justice Resources