Information and Media in the Trump Era, a half-day conference scheduled for March 31 at UNC-Chapel Hill, will bring together prominent scholars and practitioners to help differentiate what is normal in the context of partisan politics and the historical workings of U.S. democracy from what is unprecedented during our current moment.
The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and the UNC School of Media and Journalism are co-sponsoring the event, which will be held from 1:15-5:15 p.m. in Carroll Hall. The conference will close with the 2016 OCLC/Frederick G. Kilgour Lecture, delivered by political scientist, media critic, and Dartmouth College professor Brendan Nyhan.
The conference and lecture are free and open to the public. Confirmed speakers include Christopher Bail (sociology, Duke), Deen Freelon (communication, American University), Zeynep Tufekci (information and library science, UNC), Dave Karpf (media and public affairs, George Washington University), Tressie McMillan Cottom (sociology, Virginia Commonwealth University), and Alison Schary (Online News Association).