Join the American Folklife Center in this second of a two-part series of online Zoom presentations with live Q&A on Traditional Folklore in a Digital World, Part II Social Media. In the current media environment, people often use the internet as their first recourse to get news, information, commentary, and opinion, as well as entertainment. While some of this activity involves websites of traditional media such as newspapers and TV stations, it also encompasses a wide range of newer digital media such as podcasts, blogs, Facebook, and Twitter. This is certainly true of folklore, which for some time has been a favorite subject of many popular podcasts and social media projects. As the nation’s premiere public folklore institution, and one that itself engages in both podcasting and social media, The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, which also publishes podcasts and on social media, will engage with some of these leaders, learn from them and their experiences, and invite audience Q&A. Panelist include: Dee Dee Chainey, #FolkloreThursday, Andy Paciorek, Folk Horror Revival, Sara Cleto and Brittany Warman, Carterhaugh School of Folklore and the Fantastic.
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