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One-Day Conference at Arlington Campus: Public Journalism and Deliberative Democracy

February 25, 2018

Mason's Center for the Study of Narrative and Conflict Resolution presents a one-day conference, "Public Journalism and Deliberative Democracy: Exploring the Role of Narrative."

Monday, March 5
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Arlington Campus, Founders Hall Multipurpose Room

In an era of "alternative facts" and so-called "fake news," trust in many of our traditional sources of reliable news is under severe stress. At the same time, incivility and invective are poisoning the atmosphere of the public sphere, as too often-opposing sides talk past each other, rejecting any middle ground. 

This conference will provide a meet-up between conflict resolution researchers who are concerned about social conflict and polarization in the U.S., public journalists who are seeking to promote and protect the health of the public sphere, and narrative scholars/practitioners who trace the politics of narrative.

To learn more about the conference, visit the website. No registration necessary. This event is free and open to the public.

For questions, contact Sarah Spencer, School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, at