Everyone’s seen CNN’s coverage of the Steubenville rape case. The same old tired mainstream press questions on cases like this are simple: ‘Does her story stack up? Does her testimony stand up? Did she ask for it?’
Here’s what I really want to ask: When will women’s stories matter to the media?
Just when will the media frame this as an issue of a culture of violence and sexual assault towards women?
Questions like these are explored in a new resource that says grassroots social justice groups and communities are changing the landscape of media strategy from the ground up: Echoing Justice: Communications Strategies for Community Organizing.
In a media environment dominated by stereotypes, rape culture, and special interests, network driven communications strategies powered by grassroots organizing and advocacy are more vital than ever.
You can join the conversation on narrative strategy, infrastructure and resources to win the framing contests of the 21st century at: http://centerformediajustice.org/echoing-justice or by using the #echoingjustice hashtage on Twitter.