31 Oct – Jan Helin: The Post Factual Society

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When clickbaits and emotion gets in the way of facts – The Post Factual Society
In the wake of the discourse surrounding the Brexit campaign and the US election people claim that it was emotion rather than factual arguments that controls the opinion of the masses. This phenomenon, often captioned as the post factual society, is claimed to be typical for the modern media landscape. Why is this the case? What happens when emotion controls opinion rather than arguments? Which role does media play in the future of the democratic society and what challenges need to be overcome?
Jan Helin, program director for the Swedish public service television and former editor in chief of the news paper ”Aftonbladet” will talk about media’s development, its role abroad, the importance of examing the media and public service.
This lecture will be held in English.
Date: 31/10/2016
Time: 18:15
Place: Ekonomikum Hörsal 3
Admission: Free for members, 60 kr for non-members. Become a member at the lecture! 100 kr for one year of membership.

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