“#Words&ImagesMatter: Whose Words? Which Images?"

Event Date: 
Monday, January 30, 2017 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm


The 2016 presidential campaign was a long, rough slough that laid open enormous race, class, religion, and gender cultural rifts, and exposed disconnects between we the people and one of our most enduring institutions: the self-described “Fourth Estate”, the press.  Where do we go from here?  How do we relearn to trust one another, and the news?  Yes, words and images matter--but whose words? Which images?

Join moderator Coy Barefoot and panelists: communications law expert Blake Morant, dean of the George Washington School of Law and a double ‘Hoo;  national political correspondent and former Fulbright Fellow, Terrell Starr; UVA Department of Anthropology professor George Mentore; and UVA Media Studies professor Aniko Bodroghkozy,  as they explore answers to these questions.

Dinner will be provided.

Presented by the University of Virginia Library, the Department of Media Studies, the UVA IDEA Fund, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the School of Nursing.