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“This Is the Resource Our Community Needed Right Now”: Moments of Trauma and Crisis

Sarah Florini

in Beyond Hashtags: Racial Politics and Black Digital Networks

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781479892464
eISBN:
9781479807185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479892464.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Chapter 4 explores the role these networks played at moments of racial trauma, particularly the Zimmerman acquittal, the death of Mike Brown, and the subsequent unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. It shows ... More


Introduction

Sarah Florini

in Beyond Hashtags: Racial Politics and Black Digital Networks

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781479892464
eISBN:
9781479807185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479892464.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter begins with a retelling of the events of Ferguson, emphasizing the role of Black digital media networks as the news first spread and then as media outlets broadcasted the aftermath. It ... More


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