Americans have access to more information than at any time in history, yet widespread misunderstanding among the public on critical issues of the day still exist.
Informing the News proposes 'knowledge-based journalism' is crucial to the future of democracy & public information, speaking not only to journalists, but to all who are concerned about the integrity of information on which America's democracy depends.
Thomas E Patterson is Bradlee Professor of Government & the Press at Harvard University's John F Kennedy School of Government. He has written many other titles examining politics & the media, including the award-winning Out of Order, The Vanishing Voter & The Unseeing Eye. A South Dakota State University political science graduate, Patterson received his PhD from the University of Minnesota in 1971. His research has been funded by the Ford, Markle, Smith-Richardson, Pew, Knight, Carnegie & National Science foundations.
Book discussion leader & South Dakota Humanities Council Scholar, Molly Barari, published her first book Dakota Heirlooms in April 2017. Barari earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from Wilkes University in January 2017. Barari teaches community & memoir writing workshops in Rapid City.
Thomas E Patterson discusses Informing the News Friday, October 26 at 6:30 p.m. as part of his One Book South Dakota Tour. Since 2003, One Book South Dakota encourages everyone across the state to read & discuss the same novel.
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This program is supported in part by the South Dakota Humanities Council.