Memes for good? The science of digital civicism
16 Apr 2021
Memes for good? The science of digital civicism

They may be the communication form of choice for many digital natives, but do young people recognise the civic power of memes and hashtags? Canvas8 spoke to Dr. Paul Mihailidis to learn how teens relate to these online ecosystems and the impact of digital interventions on their attitudes.

Dr. Paul Mihailidis

Dr. Paul Mihailidis is a professor of civic media and journalism at Emerson College in Boston and author of several books exploring the ways in which citizens use media to meaningfully participate in civic life. His research explores the nexus of media literacy, community activism, and engagement in civic life.

Megan Carnegie

Megan Carnegie is a journalist and editor. She has written for Courier, Time Out, Guardian Weekend, Creative Review, The Telegraph, Evening Standard, and more. Outside of work, she can be found reading, running, and killing off her houseplants.