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March 2019

Fake News, Hate Speech, and the Future of Censorship

Fake News, Hate Speech, and the Future of Censorship

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
12:00 pm
- 1:00 pm
Wexner Conference Room, Wexner Bldg., Room 434AB
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Katherine Mangu-Ward is editor in chief of Reason, the magazine of "free minds and free markets." A few of her more memorable cover stories include a defense of plastic bags, an argument for why you almost certainly shouldn’t vote, and a welcome to our new robot overlords. She started as Reason intern in 2000, and has worked at The Weekly Standard and The New York Times. Her writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Los…

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Speaker Series on Misinformation: Leticia Bode

Speaker Series on Misinformation: Leticia Bode

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
11:30 am
- 1:00 pm
Wexner Conference Room, Wexner Bldg., Room 434AB
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Speaker series on fake news and misinformation, co-sponsored by the NULab at Northeastern University. Dr. Bode is an associate professor in the Communication, Culture, and Technology master’s program at Georgetown University. She received her PhD in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and her bachelor’s degree from Trinity University. Her work lies at the intersection of communication, technology, and political behavior, emphasizing the role communication and information technologies may play in the acquisition and use of political information. This…

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April 2019

Garrett Graff

Speaker Series: Garrett Graff

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
12:00 pm
- 1:00 pm
David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Rubenstein Bldg., Room 414AB
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Garrett M. Graff is a journalist and author of several books including The Threat Matrix: The FBI At War, which traces the history of the FBI’s counterterrorism efforts. He has spent more than a dozen years covering politics, technology, and national security. Today, he serves as the director of the Aspen Institute’s cybersecurity and technology program, and is a contributor to WIRED, Longreads, and CNN. He’s written for publications from Esquire to the New York Times, and served as the editor of Washingtonian and POLITICO Magazine, which he helped lead…

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Merchants of Truth

Merchants of Truth

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
12:00 pm
- 1:00 pm
David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Rubenstein Bldg., Room 414AB
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Jill Abramson started as a reporter in the era of Watergate. She held senior editorial positions at the New York Times, where she was the first woman to serve as Washington bureau chief, managing editor, and executive editor. She spent nine years at the Wall Street Journal. She is also the co-author with Jane Mayer of Strange Justice: The Selling of Clarence Thomas, a National Book Award finalist. A senior lecturer at Harvard University, she writes a column about U.S.…

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Speaker Series on Misinformation: Deen Freelon

Speaker Series on Misinformation: Deen Freelon

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
11:30 am
- 1:00 pm
David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Rubenstein Bldg., Room 414AB
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Speaker series on fake news and misinformation, co-sponsored by the NULab at Northeastern University. Deen Freelon is an associate professor in the School of Media and Journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research covers two major areas of scholarship: 1) political expression through digital media and 2) data science and computational methods for analyzing large digital datasets. He has authored or co-authored more than 30 journal articles, book chapters and public reports, in addition to co-editing one…

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Speaker Series: Jeff Ginsburg

Speaker Series: Jeff Ginsburg

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
12:00 pm
- 1:00 pm
Wexner Conference Room, Wexner Bldg., Room 434AB
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Jeff Ginsburg is the Executive Director of  the East Harlem Tutorial Program. He has held various roles in the for-profit, not-for-profit, and education policy worlds. Before joining EHTP, Jeff spent five years at United Way of Massachusetts Bay, in various senior positions. He was the founding director and designer of United Way’s Math, Science & Technology initiative (MSTi), a program that grew from 60 students at three sites to a statewide after-school program serving nearly 10,000 youth at 40 locations. The program…

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Speaker Series on Misinformation: Miriam Metzger

Speaker Series on Misinformation: Miriam Metzger

Thursday, April 25, 2019
12:00 pm
- 1:30 pm
Nye Room A, 5th Floor, Taubman Building
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Speaker series on fake news and misinformation, co-sponsored by the NULab at Northeastern University. Miriam J. Metzger is a professor in the Department of Communication at UC Santa Barbara. Her research lies at the intersection of media, information technology, and trust, centering on how information and communication technologies alter our understanding of credibility and force us to confront new challenges in protecting our privacy. She has published work that examines theoretical and regulatory changes brought about by emerging information and communication technologies.…

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