Communication & Social Change

Borgman-Arboleda, C., & Clark, H. (2010). Considering evaluation: Thoughts for social change and movement-building groups. CIMA: Center for International Media Action. Retrieved from

Cabalin, C. (2014). Online and mobilized students: The use of Facebook in the Chilean student protests. Comunicar, 43(22), 25-33.

Craig, R. T. (2103). Communication theory and social change.Communication & Social Change, 1(1), 5-18.

Dempsey, S., Dutta, M., Frey, L. R., Goodall, H. L., Soyini Madison, D., Mercieca, J., & Nakayama, T. (2011). What is the role of the communication discipline in social justice, community engagement, and public scholarship? A visit to the CM Cafe. Communication Monographs, 78(2), 256-271.

Dichter, A., Kulick, R., Borgman-Arboleda, C., & Clark, H. (2010). Process is powerful: Planning and evaluation for media activists. CIMA: Center for International Media Action. Retrieved from

Dutta, M. J. (2011). Communicating social change: Structure, culture, and agency. New York, NY: Routledge.

Figueroa, M. E., Kincaid, D. L.,  Rani, M., & Lewis, G. (Eds.). (2002), Communication for social change: An integrated model for measuring the process and its outcomes. New York, NY: The Rockefeller Foundation.

Freire, P. (2006). The pedagogy of the oppressed (30th anniversary ed.). New York, NY: Continuum.

Frey, L. (2009). What a difference more difference-making communication scholarship might make: Making a difference from and through communication research. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 37(2), 205-214.

Gumucio-Dagron, A., & Tufte, T. (2006). Communication for social change anthology: Historical and contemporary readings. South Orange, NJ: Communication for Social Change Consortium.

Kreiss, D., & Tufekci, Z. (2013). Occupying the political: Occupy Wall Street, collective action, and the rediscovery of pragmatic politics. Cultural Studies – Critical Methodologies, 13(3), 163-167

LaRiviere, K., Snider, J., Stromberg, A., O’Meara, K. (2012). Protest: Critical lessons of using digital media for social change. About Campus, 2012(July-August), 10-17. doi: 10.1002/abc.21081

Laskowska, M. (2014). Social networking services in service of democracy – Chosen case studies. Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, 4(1), 131-147.

Marroquin Velasquez, L., & Angel, A. (2016). Engaging with society: Organizational communication as social change. Management Communication Quarterly, 30, 256-261. doi:10.1177/0893318915621590

Martin, B. (2007). Activism, social and political. In G. L. Anderson & K. G. Herr (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice (pp. 19-27). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Retrieved from

McAnany, E. (2010). Communication for development and social change: New millennium.  Communication Research Trends, 29(3), 3-17.

Meyer, M. D. E., & Bray, C. W. (2013). Emerging adult usage of social networks as sites of activism: A critical examination of the TOMS and TWLOHA movements. Ohio Communication Journal, 51(October), 53-77.

Payton, F. C., & Kvasny, L. (2012). Considering the political roles of Black talk radio and the Afrosphere in response to the Jena 6: Social media and the blogosphere. Information Technology & People, 25(1), 81-102.

Quarry, W., & Ramirez, R. (2009). Communication for another development: Listening before telling.  London, UK: Zed Books.

Schejter, A. J., & Tirosh, N. (2012). Social media new and old in the Al-‘Arakeeb conflict: A case study. The Information Society, 28(2012), 304-315. doi: 10.1080/01972243.2012.708711

Servaes, J. (Ed.). (2008). Communication for development and social change. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

Servaes, J., & Hoyng, R. (2015). The tools of social change: A critique of techno-centric development and activism. New Media & Society, 1-17. doi: 10.1177/1461444815604419

Servaes, J., & Lie, R. (2013). Sustainable social change and communication. Communication Research Trends, 32(4), 4-30.

Thigo, P. (2013). People, technology and spaces: Towards a new generation of social movements. Journal of Contemporary African Studies, 31(2), 255-264.

Thomas, P. N. (2015). Communication for social change, making theory count. Nordicom Review 36(2015), 71-78. Retrieved from

Tufekci, Z. (2013). “Not this one:” Social movements, the attention economy, and microcelebrity networked activism. American Behavioral Scientist, 57(7), 848-870.

Tufekci, Z., & Wilson, C. (2012). Social media and the decision to participate in political protest: Observations from Tahrir Square. Journal of Communication, 62(2), 363-379.

Walsh, R. (2007). Clear blogging: How people blogging are changing the world and how you can join them. New York, NY: Springer-Verlag.

Wilkins, K. G., Tufte, T., & Obregon, R. (2014). The handbook of development communication and social change (Global handbooks in media and communication research). Malden, MA: John Wiley & Sons.

Zelizer, C. (2014, October 1). Guide to blogging for peace and social change. Peace and Collaborative Development Network. Retrieved from

Zinn, H. (2009). The Zinn reader: Writings on disobedience and democracy. New York, NY: Seven Stories Press.

Zinn, H. (2009). A quiet case of social change. In H. Zinn (Ed.), The Zinn reader: Writings on disobedience and democracy (pp. 31-39). New York, NY: Seven Stories Press. (Reprinted from The Crisis, October 1959).

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