Conference 2017


Mediated Populisms

The Neil Postman Conference | New York University | October 6, 2017
Keynote: Jiyeon Kang
Location: 239 Greene Street | Floor 8 | New York


See full panel and schedule information here.

Can populism exist independently of its mediation? And if media are involuntarily complicit in the spread of authoritarian populism specifically, what room do they have for resistance? In considering the role and responsibility of media users, professionals, and scholars in resisting authoritarian populism, this conference calls for an investigation of industries, markets, algorithms, networks, policies, technologies, and practices as they shape politics and media landscapes. Panels include:

✖︎  Fake Facts, Alternative News: Roles and Responsibilities of News Media
✖︎  Mediating the Nation: The Construction of National Space and Bodies
✖︎  Technopolitics: Populism in the Age of Digital Networks
✖︎  Resurrecting the People: Circulations and Capture

Pre-conference showcase on Thursday, October 5 from 5- 8 pm.

JK profileJiyeon Kang is an associate professor of Communication Studies and Korean Studies at the University of Iowa. Her research interests include popular politics, Internet activism, youth culture, and globalization. Her recent book, Igniting the Internet: Youth and Activism in Postauthoritarian South Koreaexamines a decade of Internet activism in South Korea by combining textual analysis of online communities with ethnographic interviews. Her research has appeared in Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Quarterly Journal of Speech Communication, Journal of Korean Studies, and Global Networks.