Polarization and Connection in the Digital Media Age



More information
° n/a EN
Tags: polarization, democracy

FSW Lecture by prof. Natalie Jomini Stroud


Social media platforms have come to dominate much of our time, but with what effect on democracy? This talk will explore the perils and promise of social media for our political lives. To understand the political effects of social media, this talk will describe results from studies about the effects of social media in the 2020 U.S. presidential election. The talk will then explore the possible ways in which social media does, and could, build connections between people.


Thursday 14 March 2024, 4 PM - 5:30 PM

Participation is free, but online registration is mandatory.

Course number:
Lectures and study days
Area of interest:
Social Sciences
Starting date:
Natalie (Talia) Jomini Stroud is a Professor in the Department of Communication Studies and the School of Journalism, as well as the founding and current Director of the Center for Media Engagement at The University of Texas at Austin. The Center for Media Engagement examines commercially viable and democratically beneficial ways of improving media.

De Meerminne, Aula M.004,

St-Jacobsstraat 2, 2000 Antwerp.

More information

Your browser does not meet the minimum requirements to view this website. The browsers below are compatible. If you do not have one of these browsers, click on the icon to download the desired browser.