November 21, 2013

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Media shapes the way we see our world. News was once a nightly newscast for average Americans with a television set, but today it has become a 24/7 hub of information and constant updates -- thanks to news networks and the internet. And now, with innovations in social media, the broad public has a say in the conversation. With a panel of experts, we discussed whether increased access to news leads to public enlightenment or oversaturation. How has our world changed since the days of a three news network society, and has it changed for the better?

This discussion at New York University’s Washington D.C. campus considered how public participation has changed the American media market, the news we consume, and the news that is produced today.

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Meet the Moderator

Yvonne Latty

Yvonne Latty

Yvonne Latty is the Director of the Reporting New York and Reporting the Nation programs at the Institute. She is currently producing and directing a feature-length documentary on the effects of uranium contamination in Navajo Nation.

Meet the Panel

Jonathan Capehart

Jonathan Capehart

Evan McMorris-Santoro

Evan McMorris-Santoro

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

Liz Sidoti

Liz Sidoti