Where do you get your news? How does where people get their information influence peoples’ opinions and impact society? It is no surprise that the new media landscape offers people an abundance of information. As news consumers, understanding this environment and the challenges and benefits it presents is key. Come join Professor Edgerly on Friday, Oct. 26 at 6:30pm at the Shanghai American Center for an in-depth look and conversation about the new media landscape in the U.S.
Stephanie Edgerly is an assistant professor of journalism at Northwestern University. Her areas of expertise include audience insight such as how audiences create and share news over social media, and how audiences consume media. She also examines how new media alters the way audiences consume news and affect political engagement as well as the mix of news and entertainment. Currently, Edgerly is researching the factors that shape judgments about “fake news” and the strategies people employ for verifying news claims. She also is engaged in a multi-year study examining the political and news socialization of adolescents and young adults.
*You must bring a valid physical photo ID (national ID, driver’s license, or passport) in order to enter the Shanghai American Center. Copies or pictures of IDs will not be accepted. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to allow enough time for security screening.
*Please make sure the name used to register for the event matches the name on your ID.
*Please be aware that laptops are prohibited in the Shanghai American Center, and we are unable to provide storage.
*Press inquiries should be directed to the U.S. Consulate Shanghai Press Office.