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2019 Demystifying Series: Sue Robinson

Friday, April 26 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

White Stag Block, 3R - Shirley Pape Forum
70 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209

Sue will be talking about her new book: Networked News, Racial Divides: How Power and Privilege Shape Public Discourse in Progressive Communities.

A full professor with tenure, Sue Robinson joined the UW-Madison faculty at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication in January 2007 and now holds the Helen Firstbrook Franklin Professor of Journalism research chair. As a scholar, she explores how journalists and news organizations adopt new information communication technologies to report on public affairs in new forms and formats as well as how audiences and individuals can use the technologies for civic engagement. Central to her work is the consideration of information flow as it moves through specific media ecologies and networks at the local community level.

Her current multi-phased, multi-method book (Networked News, Racial Divides: How Power & Privilege Shape Progressive Communities) researches how digital platforms enable and constrain citizens – especially those in marginalized communities – who produce and share information in the public sphere about racial achievement disparities in the K-12 education system. Using Bourdieu’s field theory as its theoretical framework, the book is meant to be a guide for journalists, politicians, activists and others on how to navigate information networks to improve public deliberation.

Please RSVP by April 18.

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