Renee Hobbs on propaganda

On March 23, we had the pleasure of hosting Renee Hobbs, Professor of Communication Studies and Director of the Media Education Lab, as our first speaker in the Media Landscapes campaign.

In her lively and thought-provoking webinar, Navigating a World Full of Propaganda, Hobbs spoke about the powerful emotional aspects of propaganda and gave examples of how it can be used for both good (PSAs) and not so good (radicalization), how we can model for our patrons and students ways in which to engage critically: to notice and question propaganda when we encounter–and create–it, and the role algorithmic personalization plays in how propaganda is spread.

Thanks to all who attended! Please join us for our next speaker in the Media Landscapes series: John Mack Freeman on April 13.

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