Event

Media Criticism in Turbulent Times: A Panel Discussion

Dr. Rod Hart (The University of Texas at Austin), Dr. Trish Roberts-Miller (The University of Texas at Austin), Dr. Michael Butterworth (The University of Texas at Austin), Dr. Barry Brummett (The University of Texas at Austin), Dr. Trish Roberts-Miller (The University of Texas at Austin) // April 25th, 2018 // 3:30pm-4:30pm // Belo Center for New Media (BMC) 5.208

What is the role of media criticism in our turbulent political times? How should we react to the messages and myths our movies, news, and politicians attempt to sell to us? Is being “critical” a bad word for democratic citizens? In this exciting Media Ethics Initiative event, a panel of distinguished communication scholars will discuss the role of criticism and critics in navigating all the media we experience in our technological democracy. Drawing upon their work in rhetoric, communication studies, and media studies, our panelists will consider the limits of criticism as well as its importance in tumultuous times such as our present. Confirmed participants include:

Dr. Rod Hart / Communication Studies
Dr. Trish Roberts-Miller / Rhetoric & Writing
Dr. Michael Butterworth / Communication Studies
Dr. Barry Brummett / Communication Studies
Dr. Trish Roberts-Miller / Rhetoric & Writing

Moderated by Dr. Scott Stroud / Communication Studies

Free and open to the public

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