Nelson Presents Paper on Media Authenticity

Tom Nelson, an associate professor of communications, presented a paper titled, "The Media Mask: Questioning Authenticity" on Saturday, Jan. 19, at Northeastern University in Boston.

The paper, part of the 4th International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society, focused on media and their role in discounting reality.  Nelson suggests that "during the 1920s when mass media began to permeate daily life, there were a number of intellectuals who were critical of it saying it discounted reality.  The criticism seems anachronistic today, even quaint, yet something still rings as true today as it did decades ago."


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