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January 30, 2018, Tuesday - Media & Foreign Policy

Presenter: Ulf Jonas Björk, PhD, Chair, Journalism, IUPUI


Carmel High School, Freshman Center, 520 E Main St, Carmel, IN 46032. 


7:00 pm  Registration

7:30 pm  Presentation plus Q & A

9:00 pm  Conclusion

Topic: Media & Foreign Policy

Today state and non-state actors maneuver a complex, rapidly evolving media landscape. Conventional journalism competes with user-generated content, and official communication channels are circumvented through social media. As foreign policy is tweeted from the White House, “fake news” in entering the zeitgeist, with misinformation posing complex security threats.

Presenter: Ulf Jonas Bjork, PhD, Journalism, IUPUI


Dr. Ulf Jonas Björk, Chair, Journalism Department, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis teaches media history, communication law, international mass media and writing.  He has taught journalism at StockholmUniversity, the MidwesternStateUniversity, Wichita Falls, TX; and since 1988, IUPUI.  As a Fulbright Fellow in 2012, he taught U.S. Mass Media at UppsalaUniversity in his native Sweden.  His research interests include foreign correspondence in U.S. newspapers in a historical perspective.





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