South Asian Media Studies Conference keynote address

The Anderson Ashby Lectureship on Public Policy Journalism and the Center for Global Engagement’s Engage Your World Intercultural Dialogue Series present the keynote address for the 7th South Asian Media and Cultural Studies Conference.

Dr. Deb Aikat will speak on “Media Platforms for Pride and Prejudice: Triumphs, Trials and Tribulations for Journalism and Public Affairs in South Asia and Beyond.”

An award-winning scholar and former journalist, Aikat has been a faculty member since 1995 in the Hussman School of Media and Journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His talk will enunciate the effects of media agenda melding, which theorizes how people mix and meld media messages to create their worldview. In the 21st century digital age, the people of South Asia blend media agendas to reinforce their own positions and close out dissenting views. Media platforms have, therefore, elevated and exasperated the power of public affairs and journalism in South Asia and the South Asian diaspora worldwide.

More info and registration for the full conference at this link

Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 8:45am to 10:00am

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