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GRAPHIC: Book Launch and Reception with the Authors

Thursday, December 7, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Graphic book cover

The Human Rights Center hosts the authors of Graphic: Trauma and Meaning in our Online Lives for an in-person discussion of their new book. Dr. Alexa Koenig, JD, Co-Faculty Director of the Center, and Berkeley School of Journalism Communications Director Andrea Lampros will talk about the findings and implications of the book and the events that lead to it’s making. Food and drinks will be served.

From the publisher, Cambridge University Press: “Today, almost anyone can upload and disseminate newsworthy content online, which has radically transformed our information ecosystem. Yet this often leaves us exposed to content produced without ethical or professional guidelines. In Graphic, Alexa Koenig and Andrea Lampros examine this dynamic and share best practices for safely navigating our digital world. Drawing on the latest social science research, original interviews, and their experiences running the world’s first university-based digital investigations lab, Koenig and Lampros provide practical tips for maximizing the benefits and minimizing the harms of being online. In the wake of the global pandemic, they ask: How are people processing graphic news as they spend more time online? What practices can newsrooms, social media companies, and social justice organizations put in place to protect their employees from vicarious trauma and other harms? Timely and urgent, Graphic helps us navigate the unprecedented psychological implications of the digital age.”


Thursday, December 7, 2023
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Human Rights Center
2224 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States


Human Rights Center

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