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Talk by Jill Edy (University of Oklahoma) on "Public Memory v. The Memory of Publics: Media Fragmentation, News, Practices, and Collective Memory"

Jun 29, 2020 | 06:15 PM
Jill Edy

Jill Edy


Jill Edy will talk about how changes in the role of journalism in society may affect collective memory processes and about a project they're currently working on about the 25th anniversary of the Los Angeles riots.

Speaker bio:

Jill Edy is an Associate Professor who specializes in the study of media and politics. She earned her Ph.D. at Northwestern University (1998), her M.A. at Leicester University in the U.K., and her B.A. at The George Washington University.

Dr. Edy is best known for her research on how the public’s shared memory of events is created and maintained through mass media. In her book, Troubled Pasts: News and the Collective Memory of Social Unrest (2006), she studied whether shared memories of 1960s social protests had evolved. In more recent work, she has explored how shared memory affects news coverage of current events and examined its potential to influence political decision making. Her work has appeared in a variety of communication, journalism, and political science journals including: Journal of Communication, Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, American Journal of Political Science, and Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media.

The event will take place as a part of the MA colloquium of the History Department online via Webex on June 29, 2020, 6.15 pm-7.15 pm (a 30-minute presentation by the speaker and a 30-minute discussion)

Please, register for the event at yulia.maximenkova@fu-berlin.de. The amount of spots is limited!