EP 04 – The Impact of Social Media in World Events

By Neil Andersen

Carol Arcus and Neil Andersen from the Association for Media Literacy gather each Monday evening to look at 21st Century culture and current events through a media literacy lens. From politics to popular culture, we guarantee that you won't leave an episode thinking quite the same way ever again.

What role does/do Social Media play in the enactment of world events? Have social media users, in a sense, become a form of media? What role does social media play in the erosion of empathy among citizens of the global village? What new conversations do we need to be having about the impact of 24-hour streams of content?

These questions (and more) are explored on this week’s episode of Mediacy.