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Bearing Witness While BlackAfrican Americans, Smartphones, and the New Protest #Journalism$
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Allissa V. Richardson

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780190935528

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190935528.001.0001

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Looking as Rebellion

Looking as Rebellion

The Concept of Black Witnessing

(p.3) 1 Looking as Rebellion
(p.iii) Bearing Witness While Black

Allissa V. Richardson

Oxford University Press

Chapter 1 outlines the book’s concept of black witnessing by giving it three characteristics: it (1) assumes an investigative editorial stance to advocate for African American civil rights; (2) co-opts racialized online spaces to serve as its ad-hoc news distribution service; and (3) relies on interlocking black public spheres, which are endowed with varying levels of political agency, to engage diverse audiences.

Keywords:   black witnessing, black public sphere, Black Twitter, counterpublic, enclave, media witnessing, satellite, sousveillance, weighty baggage

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