The James P. Jimirro Media Impact Series: Social Media and the Public Square: Balanced or Biased?

Thursday, October 5, 2023
6:30 pm ET
The Paley Museum, 25 West 52 Street, NYC

Social media is playing an increasingly important role in American politics, especially now that more than seventy percent of people are getting their news from social media platforms. 

This raises questions:  Does social media provoke lively discussion and create an opportunity for more voices to be heard or is it merely an echo chamber? How does AI powered social media change these dynamics? And what about balance? Since many pundits have discussed social media's influence on the 2020 presidential election, special attention will be paid to any possible impact in 2024. The Paley Center is gathering a group of journalists and experts encompassing the political spectrum to debate these questions and more.

This program is made possible by the generous support of James P. Jimirro.

In Person:
S.E. Cupp, Host, SE Cupp Unfiltered on CNN
Makena Kelly, Politics Reporter, The Verge
John Samples, Facebook Oversight Board Member; Vice President, Cato Institute
Dan Schneider, Vice President, MRC Free Speech America, MRC Business and External Affairs
Joshua Tucker, Professor of Politics, Codirector, Center for Social Media and Politics; Director, Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, New York University
Batya Ungar-Sargon, Opinion Editor, Newsweek

Mark Lukasiewicz, Dean, The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, Hofstra University

Introduced by
James P. Jimirro, Founding President, The Disney Channel and Walt Disney Home Video

Additional participants to be announced.

Events and participants are subject to change.

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