CU on the Weekend: Chinese and American Views on the Media's Role

Saturday, April 22, 2017
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building, Butcher Auditorium, CU Boulder

Timothy Weston, Associate Professor, History

The media’s role as a social institution has long been a pressing issue for Chinese and American scholars, politicians, journalists and others. In this lecture, Timothy Weston will focus on the complex history of Sino-American discourse related to media and society. Beginning in the early 20th century, China and the United States sparred over the media’s role and, in fact, served as a foil for each other regarding media attitudes and practices. However, as the Internet, social media and other media technologies contributed to globalization, this has complicated a traditionally confrontational discourse between the two countries over the appropriate role of the press in society.  

Doors open at 12:30; advance registration is not required. 

More information: http://www.colorado.edu/outreach/ooe/cu-weekend/chinese-and-american-views-medias-role