The Deliberative Media Lab was a part of UVA’s Democracy Initiative.
The Deliberative Media Lab focused on democracies that have experienced cultural and political strife influenced and amplified by social media and reduced public deliberation. The Lab explored the historical, cultural, and technological roots of our media ecosystem, and sought solutions for enhancing global democratic deliberation.
Government by the people can’t work without getting reliable information in the hands of the people. So when disinformation artists hijack the media, democracy itself is put at risk.
On this debut episode of Democracy in Danger, political historian Nicole Hemmer joins hosts Will Hitchcock and Siva Vaidhyanathan to explore the roots of the powerful right-wing media in America, and their influence on Republican politics. How did the party of Abe Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt become the house of Trump and Breitbart?
Can the largest media platform in the world ever be made safe for democracy? By Siva Vaidhyanathan
How the social media platform is poisoning politics around the world. Audio with Siva Vaidhyanathan.
That’s the lesson of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s serious heart attack - perspective by lab faculty member William I. Hitchcock.