The Politics of Memes & Online Humor
Wednesday, April 25th
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Columbia Journalism School
Is Pepe the Frog hate speech? What are the ethics of reaction GIFs?
How do the values & practices of online subcultures enter mainstream political discourse? What is the role of memes & viral online content in the spread of political messages?
Join us for a timely conversation on the ways online humor influences & anticipates our politics. Moderated by Tow Fellow George Civeris as part of Tow's conversation series on humor, journalism, & the internet.
Panelists include Max Read from New York Magazine, Ayesha Siddiqi from The New Inquiry,Julianne Escobero Shepherd from Jezebel, & Katie Notopoulos from Buzzfeed. Additional guests will be announced soon.
Join the conversation using #TowComedy.
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