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UAE aviation experts plan for the future

UAE aviation experts plan for the future

UAE  aviation experts plan for the future as drone traffic takes to the {skies|atmosphere} The Juneau World Affairs Council presents its annual World Affairs Forum at the {University|Faculty} of Alaska Southeast next week, on the theme of Modern Journalism: The Role of News Media in a Changing World.

A Gallup poll last June revealed that Americans estimate {62|sixty two} {percent|%} of the {news|information} they see in newspapers, on TV and {hear|pick up} on the {radio|air} is biased, {44|forty four} {percent|%} of {it is|it’s} {inaccurate|incorrect|erroneous} and {39|thirty nine} {percent|%} is misinformation.

The Juneau World Affairs Council says that if {people|men and women} {don’t|do not} {agree with|go along with} a story, {they tend|they have a tendency|they have an inclination} to {label|identify} it fake news, and that {people|individuals|those} {who|that} {turn to|use|decide on} news from social media sources are getting {their news|the news of theirs} from echo chambers of {social media|social networking}, perpetuating their {pre-existing|pre existing} biases.

Key politicians call journalists the enemy of the {people|individuals|folks|men and women} and {many|several|most} of their constituents embrace the sentiment – with very {real|serious} consequences for {our nation|the nation of ours} {and the|as well as the|and also the} world. We {hope to|aspire to|desire to} {consider|think about|give some thought to} {a number of|a variety of|a lots of} issues, including media ownership, the thinning line between {news and opinion|opinion and news}, and tools to help consumers {become more|be more|become a little more|be a little more} media literate, JWAC wrote.

The schedule of lectures focuses on themes {that|which} {may|might|could} demonstrate the very bias that has turned many conservatives {away from|from|off} mainstream media.

{One of|Among} the keynote presenters, UAS Professor David Noon, specializes in research {that|which} {includes|consists of} the social construction of {race and gender|gender and race}. More recently, Dr. Noon has written about {the use of|using|making use of} World War analogies in contemporary political rhetoric, cold war historical memory in the fiction of Don DeLillo, {and|and also} the work of {neoconservatives and Christian prophecy writers|Christian prophecy writers and neoconservatives} in the war on terrorism, {according to|based on} {his bio|the bio of his}.

Does the {line-up|line up} of {speakers and topics|topics and speakers} inherently favor {mainstream media and public broadcasting|public broadcasting and mainstream media}? Read on and leave your comments below.

{Here’s|Here is} the schedule and descriptions of the lectures:

Friday, {March|March} 29
Session I
2?3 p.m.| UAS Egan Lecture Hall

Whipped into a Frenzy: {Anti-Media|Anti Media} Violence in {American History|History that is american|History which is american} and the Perilous Course Ahead – with David Noon interior design

Donald Trump – whose image owed much to {tabloid and credulous|credulous and tabloid} media attention in the 1980s – has cultivated a uniquely hostile relationship with the mainstream press in the {four|4} years since launching {his campaign|the campaign of his} for the presidency. His rhetorical denunciations of fake media and journalists as enemies of the {people have|individuals have|folks have} been accompanied by {quite|very} real dangers endured by {reporters and staff|staff and reporters} who have been targeted for violence at rallies, through the mail, and in {their offices|the offices of theirs}. Anti-press violence has an extensive history in the United States, one that {long|very long} predates the 2017 inauguration of Donald Trump. What should we know about that past, {and how|and just how|and exactly how} does the {relationship|connection|partnership} between presidents, violence, and popular culture help us to make sense of our troubling contemporary media environment?

Session II
3:15?4:15 p.m.| UAS Egan Lecture Hall

Disinformation, Misinformation, and Fake News: {understanding and Responding|Responding and understanding} to the Challenge of {False Information|Information that is false|Information which is false} in the Digital Age – with Geysha Gonzalez

Recent events have revealed that {both state and {non-state|non state} actors|{non-state|non state} actors and both state} are {capable of|able to|in a position of} carrying out malign {information|info} operations against democratic countries. Targeted disinformation campaigns {can|are able to} interfere {not only in|not just in} elections but {our entire political discourse|the entire political discourse of ours}, often seeking to damage the foundations of democratic societies. This session {will focus|is going to focus} on defining and unpacking the problem and offering democratic solutions for civil society, governments, and platforms to address {this|this particular} challenge.

Session III
4:30?5:30 p.m.| UAS Egan Lecture Hall

NO GOING BACK – News Media’s Painful Pursuit of Digital Native consumers – with Brian O’Donoghue

{Traditional|Conventional} news media filled {a well-understood|a well understood} role, holding officials accountable and, by and large, functioning as gatekeepers against misinformation. The breakdown of revenue models supporting newsgathering leaves a generation {self-defined|self defined} by social media exposed to manipulation by increasingly partisan channels {and other|along with other|as well as other} special interests. A discussion weighing opportunities opened by {the low|the lower|the accessible} {cost of|price of|expense of} entry in today’s digital media circus against disturbing lessons from the classroom.

Session IV
7?8:15 p.m.| UAS Egan Lecture Hall

{gloom and Doom|Doom and gloom}: The Media’s Role in Public Disengagement on Climate Change – with Elizabeth Arnold

{It’s|It is} really bad. {It’s|It is} {really really|so|extremely}, bad. – Repetition {of|associated with} a narrow narrative that focuses exclusively on the impacts of climate change leaves the public with {an overall|a general} {sense|feeling} of powerlessness. Arnold addresses this {problem|issue} after studying {five|5} years of national media coverage of climate change in the Arctic, and argues for journalism that provides {a more|a far more|an even more} representative view of the {challenges|problems|difficulties} posed by a warming climate – reporting that includes {responses and innovation|innovation and responses}, {adaptation and resilience|resilience and adaptation}.

Saturday, {March|March} 30
Session V
10?11 a.m.| UAS Egan Lecture Hall

Deflecting Digital Disinformation: The Inoculating Influence of Procedural News Knowledge – with Erik Bucy

This talk reviews the importance of mainstream media knowledge and its use as a bulwark against, and inoculating influence on, the digital disinformation {that is|that’s} polluting the world’s media systems. Most media literacy efforts promise {too|far too} much and deliver too little. Focusing on this teachable resource {can|is able to} give educators and policy makers {a useful|a helpful|a valuable} tool in combating the rising tide of fake news and propaganda {that|which} is choking and confusing democratic discourse.

Session VI
11:15 a.m.? 12:15 p.m.| UAS Egan Lecture Hall

{Trolls, Sockpuppets, and Bots|Bots, Sockpuppets, and trolls}, Oh My! How Political Campaigns Have Dealt with Fake {News and Propaganda|Propaganda and News} Efforts – with Jessica Baldwin-Philippi

In the aftermath of the 2016 election, pundits’ and journalists’ debriefings of why Trump won and {why|the reason why} Clinton lost have taken on {a variety of|a number of} {topics|subjects}, from claims about Clinton’s campaign being too data driven {and not|rather than|instead of} {message-focused|message focused}, to post hoc revisions of Trump’s digital prowess. {The most|Probably the most} enduring and continually {returned-to|returned to} retrospective has been the story of {Russia-sponsored|Russia sponsored} propaganda efforts led by sock puppets and bot armies. While propaganda efforts and cyber security remain necessary areas of focus, {they are|they’re}, in {{many ways|numerous ways|a number of ways|many different ways}|ways that are many|ways which are many}, an extension of practices that digital campaigns have been dealing with for years. This talk {will discuss|is going to discuss} the longer histories of trolling, sock puppets, and bots in campaign communication and internet culture, that can contextualize 2016, {as well as|in addition to|and also|along with} our {current|present} political moment looking {ahead|forward} to 2020.

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Session VII
1?2 p.m.| UAS Egan Lecture Hall

Balance in a Bonkers World. The Imperative for {a Solutions-Based|a Solutions Based} Approach to Environmental Reporting – with Tafline Laylin

The media is desperately in need of a reboot, especially where environmental reporting is concerned. {Every day|Each day} the science becomes more clear: {our {planet|earth}|the {planet|earth} of ours} – and {all|most|almost all} of its inhabitants – face extreme peril. Humanity’s continued existence is {no longer|not|not anymore} guaranteed, {and yet|but} {our global attention|the global attention of ours} is consistently hijacked by shallow, inflammatory discourse. With {10|ten} years of covering environmental news behind her, Tafline Laylin argues that journalists have a duty to present solutions to the myriad {challenges|issues} {we have|we’ve} {created|developed}. Beyond bombastic headlines about the {latest|current|newest} natural disaster, which often paralyze the reader’s {ability|potential|capacity} to act, we {need|have} to outline the path to {constructive|positive}, regenerative change – and {get back to|return to} balance in this bonkers world.

Session VIII
2:15-3:15 p.m.| UAS Egan Lecture Hall

Ownership, Markets and Journalism Quality – with Stephen Lacy

More than a dozen studies during the past {three|3} decades have found that {circulation, audience, and profit|profit, audience, and circulation} are positively {related to|associated with|connected with} {the quality of|the caliber of|the level of} an outlet’s journalism, as {defined|outlined|described} by professional standards and consumer demand. Many {factors|elements} go into shaping journalism quality, but key in this {process|method|operation} are the resources invested in a newsroom. These {resources|materials|natural resources} depend on the strategies pursued by the journalism organization {and the|as well as the|together with the} market factors ({competition and demand|demand and competition}) that interact with those strategies. This presentation {will examine|is going to examine} how ownership, {market forces and quality|quality and market forces} helped to shape current conditions in journalism {and how|and just how|and exactly how} they {might|could|may possibly} influence the future of journalism.

Session IX
3:30?4:30 p.m.| UAS Egan Lecture Hall

Panel Discussion led by Stephen Lacy

With all {eight|8} of our guest speakers {again|once again} taking questions from the {audience|market}.

The JWAC/UAS World Affairs Forum is sponsored by UAS, AEL&P, Coeur Alaska Kensington Mine, {Haight & Associates|Associates and Haight}, Sealaska, and {Wostmann & Associates|Associates and Wostmann}, with support from KTOO, the Ramada by Wyndham hotel, and MRV Architects.

{A full|A complete|A detailed} schedule and {more|additional} {information|info} about each speaker {are available|can be found|can be purchased} at on the Juneau World Affairs Council {website|site|internet site}.

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