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Kids These Days: Media Representation vs Lived Reality

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Science World at TELUS World of Science

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This talk begins at 7:00pm, doors open at 6:00pm.

Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Talk: Kids These Days: Media Representation vs Lived Reality

Speaker: Katie Warfield, Journalism and Communication Studies Department

Abstract: "Selfies are narcissistic! Millennials are the death of civilization! Life in Surrey is gangs and violence!" We've all seen these sorts of headlines in mainstream media but they are reductionist and generalizing but unfortunately they are also incredibly powerful. They affect the way people think about the groups that are labelled and they affect the self-impression these groups have of themselves in everyday life. Is there a way to counter these dominant narratives? Katie Warfield, director of the Visual Media Workshop at Kwantlen will present on the rise of counter-narratives on social media that challenge the way mainstream media write about "others": why these narrative exist, what means exist to challenge these messages, and some case studies on powerful and successful counter narratives.


The KPU-Science World Speaker Series is a partnership developed between KPU and Science World that supports the expansion of science in our communities. Join us for our third season of talks that work to engage, entertain and educate guests with fascinating insights into the world of science.

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