Alexander Heffner, "Civic Discourse in an Uncivil Age"

Divisiveness today is a pervasive plague on discourse and governance. Social media proliferate clickbait, fake news, and filter bubbles. Algorithms polarize information intake. So what are possible prescriptions to correct this vicious cycle? How can our digital footprint translate into prosocial instead of antisocial behavior? How can the press restore faith in the democratic and civic process?

Alexander Heffner is the host of The Open Mind on PBS and coauthor of A Documentary History of the United States (Penguin, 2018). He has covered American politics, civic life and Millennials for leading newspapers and magazines. 

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 4:00pm


Alumni Center, Living Room
73 Upper College Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881, USA

Event Type

Lecture

Co-Sponsors

College of Arts and Sciences, Harrington School of Communication and Media, Political Science

Contact Person

Scott Kushner

Contact Email

scottkushner@uri.edu

Contact Phone

401 874-5223

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