2017 Symposium Against Indifference: Filtered Through Networks

Bree McEwanFake News. Filter Bubbles. Your friend’s misspelled meme. Your cousin’s change.org petition. Scientific information interpreted by a journalist, re-written as a hot take, shared and editorialized by… Aunt Tracy? Comprehending information diffused online through social networks is an important component for understanding debates on a wide range of issues. While it is important to think critically about our information consumption and media diets, other factors, particularly who information comes from and how we form those sources are important factors in the way we see the world and ourselves. Dr. Bree McEwan, the author of Navigating New Media Networks, will discuss the dynamics between media consumers, information ecology, social network platforms, and
cognitive processes. McEwan will offer explanations and suggestions to help us competently process the large swaths of information we encounter every day from our social networks. 

Co-sponsored by the Department of Journalism and Digital Media

Free and Open to the Public

Hawkins-Conard Student Center Auditorium

Start Date: 
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 7:30pm

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