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Social Media and Democracy: Annual Constitution Day Symposium

Celebrating the Constitution as the cornerstone of our democratic republic, we reflect on how current trends live up to or fall short of our founding Constitutional principles.

The 2018 Constitution Day Symposium will focus on the issue of social media and democracy.  More specifically, we will examine if and how social media impacts journalism and the rise of ‘zero sum game’ political discourse and decision making.

Panelists include:

Bill Nemitz from the Portland Press Herald;

Michael Sheperd from the Bangor Daily News;

Dr. Bill Yates, SJC Associate Professor of Communications;

Dr. Mark Hibben, SJC Associate Professor of Political Science.

 

For more information, contact Dr. Mark Hibben: mhibben@sjcme.

 

Suggested Constitution Day Websites 

National Constitution Center: http://constitutioncenter.org/constitution-day/

Library of Congress: http://thomas.loc.gov/teachers/constitution.html

Anneberg/Sunnylands: www.iCivics.org