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Nolan Higdon & Mickey Huff: United States of Distraction: Media Manipulation in Post-Truth America
Hillside Club
Berkeley, CA
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Oct 22, 2019 7:30 PM



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Nolan Higdon & Mickey Huff: United States of Distraction: Media Manipulation in Post-Truth America
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM presents

Nolan Higdon & Mickey Huff
United States of Distraction: Media Manipulation in Post-Truth America
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Tuesday, October 22, 7:30 PM   2019
The Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley, CA
advance tickets: $12: brownpapertickets.com :: T: 800-838-3006  or Pegasus Books (3 sites), Books Inc (Berkeley), Moes, Walden Pond Bookstore, East Bay Books, Mrs. Dalloways
$15 door, benefits KPFA Radio 94.1FM  info: kpfa.org/events  
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Higdon and Huff have produced the best short introduction to the nature of Trump-era
journalism and how the post-truth media world is inimical to a democratic society.
Robert W. McChesney, author of Rich Media, Poor Democracy: Communication
Politics in Dubious Times

The role of news media in a free society is to investigate, inform, and provide a crucial check on political power. But does it actually do any of these things?  Its no secret that the goal of corporate-owned media is to increase the profits of the few, not to empower the many. As a result, people are increasingly immersed in an information system structured to reinforce their social biases and market to their buying preferences. Journalisms essential role has been dramatically compromised, and Donald Trumps repeated claims of fake news and framing the media as an enemy of the people have made a bad scenario worse.

Mickey Huff and Nolan Higdon emphasize what we can do today to restore the
power of facts, truth, and fair, inclusive journalism as tools for people, to keep political and corporate power subordinate to the engaged citizenry and the common good.
Ralph Nader

Dr. Nolan Higdon is a lecturer of history and media studies at California State University,
East Bay, and the University of San Francisco. He is co-host of the podcast Along the Line,
and author of numerous articles, blog posts, and book chapters. He is a former co-host of
Project Censored Show, and a longtime contributor to Project Censoreds annual book, Censored. In addition, he has been a guest commentator for The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and various television channels.  

Mickey Huff  is the current Director of Project Censored and president of the nonprofit Media Freedom Foundation. He has edited or co-edited ten annual volumes of Censored, and contributed numerous chapters. He is currently professor of social science and history at Diablo Valley College, where he is also co-chair of the history department.  He is executive producer and co-host of the Project Censored Show, a weekly syndicated public affairs program aired over KPFA Radio and fifty community radio stations.

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Hillside Club (View)
2286 Cedar Street
Berkeley, CA 94709
United States


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