The Civility Project: Session 4

A group of scholars and practitioners will examine the role of social media and the news media in shaping civil discourse in America.  They will examine how advances in technology have driven the breakdown in civility. They will address questions including: How much is technology itself to blame versus misplaced attention by those in political media (e.g. ignoring the “workhorses” in Congress; and covering “fights” and election horse races rather than policymaking)? What is the responsibility of online platforms? What has been the impact of the decline in local and community-based news sources? And how do journalists and online commentators shape how we see ourselves, see others, and interact with each other?

Speakers include: Imran Ahmed,  founder and CEO of the Center for Countering Digital Hate US/UK, Paul Cheung, Chief Executive Officer of the Center for Public Integrity, Chenjerai Kumanyika (moderator), Assistant Professor of Journalism at NYU, and Sarah Sobieraj, Department Chair and Professor of Sociology at Tufts University.

Registration is required in order to receive the Zoom log-in details for this webinar. This program may be recorded, and is open to everyone. 

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

6:00 pm ET Webinar Start
7:00 pm ET Webinar End

NYU Brademas Center
Virtual Webinar (Zoom)