Online talk on the media Feb. 24



BAR HARBOR — The Jesup Memorial Library is hosting an online talk titled “The Media Landscape” on Thursday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. The speakers are Mount Desert Islander Managing Editor Faith DeAmbrose and The Maine Monitor reporter Kate Cough.

In 1983, ninety percent of all U.S.-based media was created and controlled by 50 companies. Today, just five companies — AT&T, Comcast, Disney, Viacom and Fox — collectively own 90 percent of the professional media content currently being produced in the United States. At the same time, the internet has brought us all more content than we know what to do with, created by professionals and amateurs alike.

DeAmbrose and Cough will discuss the effects of this consolidation, the differences between information that is intermediated (from larger media organizations, such as a news outlet) and individual users, and how we process information differently based on how our brains identify the type of content.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.

For more information, call the library at 288-4245 or email [email protected].

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