Proactive Ministry in a Media Culture
17 March 2011 / Social Media and Social Context
Read chapter six from Hess, and danah boyd’s essay “White flight in networked publics?”
Additional resources include:
Additional reading that you might enjoy:
Aaron, Charles. “Black like them,” in Utne Reader, March-April 1999, pp. 68-73. Originally printed in Spin Magazine, November 1998.
Bass, D. (1997). Practicing Our Faith. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. (Especially the chapter on discernment.)
Nakamura, L. (2002). Cybertypes: Race, ethnicity and identity on the internet. New York: Routledge.
Another useful case study would be to consider the ways in which Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s words were picked up in national media, and then-candidate Barack Obama responded:
A collection of big newspaper responses (that is, the mega media)
Christian Scharen’s discussion of the Obama’s speech and Niebuhr’s theology
Brian McClaren’s study guide on the speech
Jim Wallis and Jimmy Carter on the Obama speech
A range of pieces Fernando’sDesk put together on the speech
David Troutt’s op-ed on the speech
Rush Limbaugh’s take on the speech
Other conservative reactions to the speech
Left-wing commentary on the speech
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