Week Eight :: Aug. 12–19

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: Media, News, and Ethics in the Digital Age

The world community now experiences a 24/7 barrage of news and information that penetrates all aspects of the world’s culture – indeed, that not only shapes commerce, consumerism, and world affairs, but also permeates the private sphere.  What are the ethical obligations of information consumers?  Of the community?  What are the ethics of reporting and advocacy?  How does the citizen discern truth and make ethical choices in the face of Big Data and big distortions?  In this week we will ask how to stay afloat in the flood of information-overload.  

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2 p.m. Lectures

Events

  • Monday, August 14, 2017 | 02:00pm

    Jim Fallows

    View Details    

    Moderator, Monday through Friday, August 12–19, 2017, 2:00pm | A national correspondent for The Atlantic, Fallows is co-creator, with his wife Deborah, of the publication’s American Futures project. He's founding chairman of the New America Foundation, a frequent public-radio commentator and the author of 11 books.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy
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  • Monday, August 14, 2017 | 02:00pm

    Michael Gerson

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    Michael Gerson is a nationally syndicated columnist who appears twice weekly in The Washington Post. He is the author of Heroic Conservatism (HarperOne, 2007) and co-author of City of Man: Religion and Politics in a New Era (Moody, 2010).



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  • Thursday, August 17, 2017 | 02:00pm

    Gustav Niebuhr

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    Gustav Niebuhr is associate professor of newspaper and online journalism in the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University; he also teaches in the Religion Department in the College of Arts and Sciences.



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  • Friday, August 18, 2017 | 02:00pm

    Wajahat Ali

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    Wajahat Ali is a journalist, writer, lawyer, an award-winning playwright, a TV host, and a consultant for the U.S. State Department. As Creative Director of Affinis Labs, he works to create social entrepreneurship initiatives that have a positive impact for marginalized communities...



    Location: Hall of Philosophy
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