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Weave News lecture - Dr. Bill Yousman

9/23/17 1:30pm to 2:45pm

As part of the Weave News 10th anniversary conference on "Citizen Journalism as Activism: From Local to Global," Dr. Bill Yousman will present the conference's keynote lecture on "Clinging to Sanity: The Urgent Need for Critical Media Literacy in the Post-Truth Society." This event is free and open to the public.

Bill Yousman earned his doctorate in Communication from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He is the former Managing Director of the Media Education Foundation and the current Director of the Graduate Program in Media Literacy and Digital Culture at Sacred Heart University, where he is an assistant professor in the School of Communication and Media Arts. Bill’s research focuses on media literacy education and the construction of racial ideologies in media images and narratives. He has published numerous essays in peer-reviewed journals and anthologies. His first book, Prime Time Prisons on U.S. Television: Representation of Incarceration, was published in 2009. His most recent book is The Spike Lee Enigma: Challenge and Incorporation in Media Culture (2014).

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