The Digital Activism Research Project hired six research assistants over the summer of 2013 to participate in the creation of the Global Digital Activism Data Set by analyzing digital activism case studies and turning them into machine-readable data (a process called “coding”). These are their stories.
Name: Ruth Moon
Degree Program: Communication M.A./Ph.D., University of Washington
Research Interests: International communication and the role journalism plays in humanitarian work and democratization.
Special Skills/Life Experience: Past experience coding for content analysis, a content analysis course, and several years of work as a journalist.
Most Memorable Case: An campaign against animal abuse run by the animal liberation organization 269.
Favorite Breakfast Food: Cheese grits or homemade biscuits and gravy.