Event | Lectures and Symposia Traditional Folklore in a Digital World: Social Media

Date and Location

  • When: Tuesday, August 24, 2021

    10:30 am - 1:00 pm EDT

  • Where: Online Only

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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. This second panel focuses on 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 television 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 will engage with some of these leaders, learn from them and their experiences, and invite audience Q&A. Panelists include: Dee Dee Chainey of the "#FolkloreThursday" hashtag event and blog, Andy Paciorek of the "Folk Horror Revival" Facebook page and online community and Sara Cleto and Brittany Warman of the "Carterhaugh School of Folklore and the Fantastic."

Register for this online event from this location: https://loc.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_NMdDRv32TlOy58oWk2ypdA