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Is it dis-information or mis-information?

The perpetuation of false narratives in the mediatisation of public health and why evidence-based research is sometimes its own worst enemy.

Event Description

The perpetuation of false narratives in the mediatisation of public health and why evidence-based research is sometimes its own worst enemy.

This presentation examines the politicisation of mediatized public health information, notably how the ‘marketplace of ideas’ has become a Boxing Day sale of false ‘facts’ and sometimes dangerous opinions. After an overview of the contemporary public sphere, we examine how those producing evidence-based information may contend with a sometimes-hostile media environment through an awareness of audiences, and nuanced messaging. 

Dr Donald Reid
School of Creative Arts & Media
University of Tasmania

Donald Reid teaches and researches in the Media & Communications program at the University of Tasmania’s School of Creative Arts & Media. His research interests include media framing – notably in relation to health, education, and housing –  governmentality, neoliberalism and multiculturalism. 
A former media practitioner, Donald teaches across the Media & Communication Program, co-ordinating units on media branding, the mediatisation of crime, and strategic communication.


Tuesday, 28 November 2023   2pm-3pm (Vic/NSW/ACT/Tas);

                                                        1pm-2pm (QLD);

                                                        1:30pm-2:30pm (SA);

                                                        12:30pm-1:30pm (NT);

                                                        11am-12pm (WA);

                                                         4pm-5pm (NZ)


Online webinar Zoom - a link will be sent the day prior.

This event will be recorded and sent to attendees following the event. 


ALIA Members - FREE

Non-Members - $15


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28/11/2023 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
AUS Eastern Daylight Time


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