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Hybrid media and movements: the Irish water movement, press coverage, and social media

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Show simple item record Silke, Henry Siapera, Eugenia Rieder, Maria 2020-06-12T09:54:53Z 2020-06-12T09:54:53Z 2020
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract In 2010, as part of the Troika intervention into Ireland, the then government agreed to the imposition of domestic water charges and the creation of a centralized water company. The imposition of charges for domestic water, which was until then universally available, met spontaneous militant action, including mass protests and the blockading of districts to prevent meter installation. The campaigns were quickly dubbed “violent” and accused of being “infiltrated” by “dissidents” and other “sinister” elements, while minor acts of disobedience, such as pickets and sit-down protests, were recast as violent. In response, water activists used social media networks to disseminate opposition and as a critical media literacy tool. This article offers a comparative analysis of legacy print media and activist-driven social media coverage of a politically important court case involving water activists as an example of how the hybrid media system operates in a political conflict. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Journal of Communication;14, 3330–3354
dc.subject social media en_US
dc.subject activism en_US
dc.subject Ireland en_US
dc.subject water en_US
dc.title Hybrid media and movements: the Irish water movement, press coverage, and social media en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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