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);
Online webinar Zoom - a link will be sent the day prior.
This event will be recorded and sent to attendees following the event.
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