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Democracy and the Informed Citizen

In 2020, Delaware Humanities is joining humanities councils across the country to discuss what it means to be an informed and engaged citizen, which is the foundation of our democracy.

Delaware Humanities has brought back our award-winning podcast, “A Matter of Facts”, for a second season.  This year, we are conducting a deep dive into specific sources  (Facebook, Wikipedia, Google, and so forth) to understand how these sources obtain and present their information.

Additional programming will include an oral history project with high school students, and a lecture with author Caroline Fredrickson.

Grants will also be available for Delaware non-profits producing programming between now and June 2021 related to these themes.

We thank the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their generous support of this initiative and the Pulitzer Prizes for their partnership.

The State of Journalism in Delaware: A Panel Discussion

Panel conversation on the current state of journalism in Delaware featuring Matt Bittle (Delaware State News), Tom Byrne (Delaware Public Media), and Robert Long (News Journal). Moderated by Nancy Karibjanian (University of Delaware Center for Political Communication).
This event is part of the “Democracy and the Informed Citizen Initiative”. We thank the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their generous support of this initiative and the Pulitzer Prizes for their partnership.
If you would like to give us feedback on this program, please complete our survey: https://forms.gle/9ukki7Db68yhMPS59

The State of Journalism in Delaware

Panel conversation on the current state of journalism in Delaware featuring Matt Bittle (Delaware State News), Tom Byrne (Delaware Public Media), and Robert Long (News Journal). Moderated by Nancy Karibjanian (University of Delaware Center for Political Communication).

This event is part of the “Democracy and the Informed Citizen Initiative”. We thank the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their generous support of this initiative and the Pulitzer Prizes for their partnership.

If you would like to give us feedback on this program, please complete our survey: https://forms.gle/9ukki7Db68yhMPS59

Posted by Delaware Humanities on Monday, August 10, 2020

Additional Resources

Fake: Searching for Truth in the Age of Misinformation (documentary)
We the People: A Tool Kit for Strengthening Democracy
Harvard Ash Center: “Election Meltdown” with Richard Hasen