Normalization and Centrifugal Diversification in Political Journalism

Join us in room 151 of ComArtSci from 12:00 - 12:50 PM on Friday, November 10th, to hear from Professor Rachel Mourao as she talks about the tension between these two forces driving political journalism towards an entropic state combining old norms and elements exogenous to the profession (falsehood, sensationalism, bias and entertainment). She will present results from a long line of inquiry focusing on normalization, as well as discuss current projects on political journalism and “fake news” as genre-blending and interpretive frameworks.