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Democracy and the Informed Citizen

From 2020 through 2022, 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 included an oral history project for students grades 7-12, which took place on March 10, 2021.  Educators grades 7-12 can request a copy of the presentation and the additional materials provided.

Grants will also be available for Delaware non-profits producing programming between now and June 2022 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 Democracy Fix: A Lecture with Caroline Fredrickson
Caroline Fredrickson, a senior fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice, a Distinguished Visitor from Practice at Georgetown Law Center, and former president of the American Constitution Society, who discusses how best to preserve a fair and balanced democracy through protecting voter rights, ensuring fair elections, and securing fair courts.
If you would like to give us feedback on this lecture, please complete our survey: https://forms.gle/Fa6EMbhHbgJXnb5Z6

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).
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