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Social media and marginalised communities

Dr Martine van Driel, Assistant Professor in the Department of English Language and Linguistics at the University of Birmingham, delivers an undergraduate taster lecture for the BA Digital Media and Communications.

Dr Martine van Driel works on the intersection of new media studies and linguistics. Her PhD thesis (2018) examined how reader responses to the use of live blogs for hard news reporting. More recently, she worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow on the Autistic Adults Online project which investigated how autistic adults use social media platforms to connect and build relationships and communities.

00:00 Introduction
00:40 What does a lecture look like?
01:30 Today’s session
02:19 What is digital media?
04:24 Bateman 2021
05:33 Social media and marginalised communities
11:26 Reddit
12:55 Stigma and stigma management
16:16 Discourse analysis
18:40 Activity – tweet analysis

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