The Brave New World of (Science) Communication:
How We All Make Sense of Complex Information in Modern News Environments
It is easier than ever before to get information on any (scientific) topic with just a few keystrokes. At the same time, politically divided news environments on television and online have created a world that allows us to live in our own filter bubbles in which the same scientific information means very different things to different audiences. What are the effects of these new news environments on our democracy? Why are we as a country less equipped than ever to debate controversial issues with each other in a civil fashion? This talk will explore what the latest research tells us about causes and possible solutions.