“Is that really journalism?” Journalism & Advocacy

What's the connection between journalism & advocacy? Why do some news organizations consider advocacy problematic? Who decides what advocacy means? Join us for a panel discussion featuring folks who work in journalism & have experience with responding to the question "is that really journalism?"

Digital Data Conference (D2C)

The Center for Media Engagement and The Media and Democracy Data Cooperative invite you the virtual Digital Data Conference (D2C) on April 14 and 15, 2022. D2C brings together researchers collecting and analyzing digital media data to discuss the practice and ethics of digital data research. Day 1 of the conference features a Keynote on […]


How the Internet Improves Humanity

This talk will highlight one underappreciated aspect: how the Internet has the capacity to improve the human species by increasing pro-social interactions and reducing anti-social ones.


A Growing Threat: The Impact of Disinformation Targeted At Communities of Color

Communities of color are being targeted by electoral propaganda. How should policymakers respond? Dr. Samuel Woolley, program director of the Center for Media Engagement propaganda lab, will provide expert testimony on this topic in front of the U.S. House of Representatives. Watch the hearing live on Thursday, April 28 at 9:00 a.m. CST: https://bit.ly/DisinfoHearing

Putting Voters First: Solidarity Reporting for Democracy


At a time when many politicians are mudslinging and prominent analysts are trying to predict the horse race, what does it mean for journalists to put voters first? How can journalism not only avoid becoming a vehicle for misinformation, but also serve as an affirming space for democratic values? Join us for a workshop on […]


Manufacturing Consensus: Propaganda in the Era of Automation and Anonymity

BookPeople 603 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX, United States

BookPeople welcomes Samuel Woolley in conversation with Josephine Lukito to celebrate the release of Manufacturing Consensus: Propaganda in the Era of Automation and Anonymity. The event will include a moderated discussion, an audience Q&A, and a signing line. EVENT INFO: This event is free and open to the public. Start time: 7 P.M. Run time: 45-60 […]

Higher Ed Strikes & Workers’ Rights: Improving News Coverage of Labor Issues


  Join us for a free panel discussion with graduate worker organizers who will share their insights into labor issues that news coverage often overlooks. ABOUT THE EVENT: Higher education’s growing labor movement has made local, national, and international headlines lately, in part due to large-scale strikes at places like University of California at the […]

Book Launch: Ambedkar, Dewey, and the Evolution of Pragmatism in India

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT-Austin Campus 120 Inner Campus Drive, Austin, TX, United States

Join Scott R. Stroud as he launches his new book, The Evolution of Pragmatism in India: Ambedkar, Dewey, and the Rhetoric of Reconstruction (Chicago, 2023), in conversation with Prof. Sumit Guha, historian of South Asia. Many know that the Indian thinker, politician, and activist Bhimrao Ambedkar thought highly of his teacher at Columbia University, John […]