US Journalism's Cold War Mindset

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Main building, lecture hall A4 (Address: Kalevantie 4)

Barbie Zelizer

Guest lecture by Professor Barbie Zelizer: US Journalism’s Cold War Mindset

The talk will address the ways in which US journalism remains tied to a deep mindset set in place during the Cold War. It delineates the basic dimensions of this mindset and argues that it continues to shape current journalism both explicitly and implicitly.

Barbie Zelizer is the Raymond Williams Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania and Director of the Scholars Program in  Culture and Communication. A former journalist, her work centers on the intersection of culture, journalism, collective memory and images, with a special focus on crisis. She is the author 14 books, many with international awards. Her latest book, What Journalism Could Be, was published by Polity in 2016.


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Dr. Asko Lehmuskallio
Senior University Researcher
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