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Why It Matters with Dr. Dannagal Young and Dr. Jayson Dibble
Michigan Humanities is pleased to announce the next conversation in the virtual “Why It Matters: Civic and Electoral Participation” program funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Federation of State Humanities Councils. The next series will focus on the psychology of misinformation, and will feature four dynamic communications professionals. These conversations will focus on how information presented online can have a direct impact on how we consume and respond to it. Panelists will also present ideas on how to begin conversations that will help us to better understand each other’s viewpoints and concerns. These conversations will be non-partisan in nature, and all are invited to attend!

Mar 25, 2021 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Dannagal G. Young
Professor of Communication and Political Science @University of Delaware
Dannagal G. Young (Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication, 2007) is a Professor of Communication and Political Science at the University of Delaware. Her research on the psychology and influence of non traditional political information has been widely published including articles in The Columbia Journalism Review, Media Psychology, Political Communication, International Journal of Press/Politics, and Mass Media and Society. Her book "Irony and Outrage" examines satire and outrage as the logical extensions of the respective psychological profiles of liberals and conservatives. Dr. Young is a TED speaker and a committed public scholar. She has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, and the major broadcast networks, and her work and writing has appeared in dozens of newspaper and magazine articles including Op-Eds in the Washington Post, Vox, and The Atlantic.
Dr. Jayson Dibble
Associate Professor, Department of Communication @Hope College
Dr. Jayson L. Dibble, Ph.D., is currently an associate professor in the Department of Communication at Hope College in Holland, Michigan. He holds a doctorate in interpersonal communication from Michigan State University, and he researches and teaches on the topic of interpersonal communication to include communication through social media and the impact of social media on personal relationships. Dr. Dibble has published or co-published more than two dozen articles or book chapters, and his research and writing have been featured in various national outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, NBC News, The Washington Post, Fox News, The Atlantic, and Psychology Today.