Journalism for justice is not a new concept, but in the digital age it might look more like blogging for a cause. Benevolent blogging can take place across social media platforms where people can speak out for an issue that resonates with them. Trend Hunter Editor Meghan Young counts down her top picks from comical sobriety selfies to anti-bullying videos and feminist hashtags.
Blogging for a cause, Wexism on Tumblr posts funny face selfies where she holds a white board containing different phrases she's heard when she tells people she doesn't drink. In 2011 Jonah Mowry uploaded a video of himself on YouTube sharing his personal experience of being bullied using white cards, spawning a movement on the video hosting platform. To refute the stereotype feminists are ugly, a hashtag-based social media campaign was born that also utilizes selfies.
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Editor Meghan Young Discusses Her Favorite Examples of Blogging for a Cause
- By: Alyson WyersNov 17, 2014