News, Politics and the Ownership of Information

WhenOctober 26, 2018 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
WhereKent Chemical Laboratory, Room 107
Event Website
Contact InformationNeubauer Collegium for Culture and Society
DescriptionThis public dialogue series, supported by the Censorship, Information Control, and Information Revolutions from Printing Press to Internet research project at the Neubauer Collegium, brings together scholars of print revolutions past and present with practitioners working on the frontiers of today’s information revolution. These events will not be formal panels with presented papers, but freeform discussions in which experts bounce ideas off each other, discovering rich parallels between our work and sharing them in real time. Taking place from October through November, the eight dialogues will unite historians, editors, novelists, poets, and activists, and will be filmed and shared online, to let the public enjoy and continue the discussions. For more details on the series and related events, please visit

October 26: News, Politics and the Ownership of Information

New news media have been a hot topic in political analysis the past few years. This week we compare current news media’s growing pains to how news platforms and networks also transformed radically in the first centuries of print’s dissemination, especially the human social networks and agencies which strove to disseminate, control, and monetize news.


Will Slauter (news in the early print period)
Siva Vaidhyanathan (digital media & social networks)
CategoriesConferences/Lectures, Seminars
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