The Future of the Media: Opinion Formation in the Digital Age

 

Thursday, December 05, 2019, 7:00pm

How are opinions being formed in our interconnected, highly nervous world? Bernhard Pörksen, Professor of Media Studies at the University of Tübingen, provides a clear, vivid analysis of the what might be termed the “patterns of excitement” of the digital age and shows how our notion of truth, the dynamics of disclosures, the character of debates, and our notion of authority and power change under the current media conditions.

Today, everyone has become a broadcaster, and the influence of established journalism is dwindling. In this situation, an “informed,” aware use of information is part of general education and should be taught at school. Media literacy has become an existential question of democracy.

Where? SuperC, Templergraben 57, 6th Floor
Who? Professor Bernhard Pörksen, Institute of Media Studies, University of Tübingen
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