The Next Wave of Disinformation

Dr. Samuel Woolley (The University of Texas at Austin) // February 27th, 2020 // 3:30pm-4:30pm // Jesse H. Jones Communication Center (CMA) 5.136 Online disinformation stormed our political process in 2016 and has only worsened since. Yet as Samuel Woolley shows in his new book The Reality Game, it may pale in comparison to what’s […]

Press Freedom in the Age of Alternative Facts

David McCraw will draw on his experiences as a lawyer and as the Deputy General Counsel for The New York Times to explore the ethical challenges awaiting journalists and the American public that arise at the intersection of law, ethics, and technology.

New_Public Festival

Join an extraordinary, carefully crafted group of designers, urbanists, technologists, builders, artists, and civic futurists — with Krista Tippett, Cory Doctorow, Danielle Allen, Tristan Harris, Esra’a Al Shafei, Gabriella Gomez-Mont, Audrey Tang, Glen Weyl, Katherine Maher, Madebo Fatunde and so many more — to help envision the future of digital public space. Discover the research […]

Metaphor and Post-Truth Rhetorics

The UT Austin Department of Communication Studies and the Center for Media Engagement Present: Metaphor’s Keepers: The Mobile Armies of Post-Truth Rhetorics Dr. Jenny Rice Associate Professor of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies University of Kentucky February 16, 2021 ¦ 2:00PM-4:15PM CST Via Zoom: Meeting ID: 919 3834 5106 Nietzsche’s well-known aphorism that truth is a […]

Overdoing Democracy: The Problem of Political Polarization

In this talk, Robert Talisse (Vanderbilt University) draws from current findings regarding political polarization to argue that, as important a social good as democracy is, it is nonetheless possible for citizens to overdo it.

COGSEC Conference

The Center for Media Engagement is proud to host COGSEC, an online conference that will bring together a community of practitioners on the front lines of dealing with and actively combatting the efforts of malign actors online.