The Muting of Underserved Voices

The Muting of Underserved Voices is a website design for journalist Tracie Powell’s contribution to the Nieman Journalism Lab’s 2018 Future of Journalism predictions.

The article is an argument for the preservation of net neutrality. Powell voices concerns about marginalized communities, activists, and independent content creators who may have less power than giant media conglomerates.

The site design visualizes the article content through javascript roll overs which erase words and phrases relating to those who would have diminished agency without net neutrality. The design advocates for preservation of net neutrality as essential to a fair democracy.