Film, Video Our Common Purpose: Civic Media to Build a Better Society

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Title
Our Common Purpose: Civic Media to Build a Better Society
Summary
Danielle Allen moderates an expert panel to explore the role of information in democratic society, addressing the challenges citizens face in consuming the deluge of materials available in the digital age and in identifying trustworthy sources of information. They will consider the potential of civic media to inform and educate within the context of the broader social media ecosystem, where the incentives are to spread information regardless of its truth or value. Panelists will consider what civic media looks like, and how it can it compete with social media. Part of "Our Common Purpose: A Campaign for Civic Strength at the Library of Congress," a series of new events exploring ideas and actions to strengthen America's democracy created and hosted by Allen, who was awarded the 2020 John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity.
Event Date
March 11, 2021
Notes
-  Richard Young is the founder of CivicLex, a non-profit that is using technology, media, and social practice to build a more civically engaged Lexington, Kentucky. CivicLex aims to build stronger relationships between citizens and those who serve them.
-  Brendesha Tynes is associate professor of education and psychology at the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California. She is a leader in the study of how youth experience digital media and how these early experiences are associated with their academic and emotional development. She is also interested in equity issues as they relate to digital literacy.
-  Natalie (Talia) Jomini Stroud is the founding and current director of the Center for Media Engagement and a professor of Communication Studies and Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. Her book, "Niche News: The Politics of News Choice," received the Outstanding Book Award from the International Communication Association and inspired the early development of the center. She is a nationally-renowned expert on examining commercially viable and democratically beneficial ways of improving media.
-  Danielle Allen is director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics as well as the James Bryant Conant University Professor at Harvard University, as well as the recipient of the 2020 John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity. She is an internationally-regarded political theorist with an extensive record of scholarship on justice, citizenship and democracy.
Running Time
1 hours 4 minutes 26 seconds
Online Format
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