Saturday, May 15, 2010

Paul Hogarth: "Caught in a Bad Hotel" = The Future of Protest?:

In Taking On the System, Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas made a point that I've been thinking a lot over the past two years. Whatever era they live in, activists must adapt to the most effective medium to get their message across. In the 1920's and 30's, Gandhi used newsreels to show how the British were exploiting his people. Martin Luther King used television to cover civil rights marches, and to capture the hateful response from Southern law enforcement. But today, people get their news in a far more fragmented way - on the Internet, through their friends, on Facebook and in silly YouTube videos.