It’s worse than the old nightmare scenario. Opinion by Lab Director Siva Vaidhyanathan.
The Deliberative Media Lab is a part of UVA’s Democracy Initiative.
The Deliberative Media Lab focuses initially on Brazil and the United States—two major democracies that have experienced cultural and political strife influenced and amplified by social media. The Lab will explore the historical, cultural, and technological roots of our media ecosystem, and seek solutions for enhancing global democratic deliberation.
Unlike her white predecessors, Hannah-Jones will be offered a five-year term without tenure. Here’s why that matters. Opinion by Lab Director Siva Vaidhyanathan.
The reality is that Trump used Facebook most effectively as an organizing and fundraising tool, not as a platform for ‘posting.’ Opinion by Lab Director Siva Vaidhyanathan.
Lab Director Siva Vaidhyanathan joins the podcast Tel Aviv Review to discuss the challenges Facebook poses for both society and democracy. Image from Shutterstock.
Lab faculty Meredith Clark on the idea of reparative journalism: “Reparative journalism is explicit in its commitment to doing the work of racial justice, and by extension — without apology — social justice.”
Media Lab faculty member Lana Swartz addresses the role of social media in the GameStop stock frenzy.