Socratic Club on "Truthiness"

Philosophy Socratic Club

The Truthiness of the Wold According to Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert
News as Entertainment

Does it matter that the news we get is infotainment?

Does journalism as entertainment diffuse concerns that might otherwise lead to social change?

Does infotainment support what Habermas calls the "public sphere," a social space for debating public issues, or undermine it?

Does "soft news" mask hard realities?

Is global infotainment where we live?

5:00pm Weidensall Hall Main Lobby
Wednesday, March 26, 2014