Dannagal Goldthwaite Young | Wrong: How Media, Politics, and Identity Drive Our Appetite for Misinformation

Recorded Dec 6, 2023
Direct Download: 20231206-dannaga.mp3

Co-sponsored by Committee of Seventy

In conversation with Cherri Gregg, host/news anchor for WHYY radio

Dannagal Goldthwaite Young is the author of Irony and Outrage: The Polarized Landscape of Rage, Fear, and Laughter in the United States. A professor of communication and political science at the University of Delaware and a former Distinguished Research Fellow with the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, she is also a TED speaker and a member of the National Institute for Civil Discourse Research Network. Her writing about the effects of political entertainment has been published in a variety of media, including The New York Times, The Atlantic, and Columbia Journalism Review. In Wrong, Young explains how American politics and media reinforce our partisan views and offers a map out of this feedback loop.

Cherri Gregg is an afternoon drive host/news anchor for WHYY radio. Prior to her current position, the award-winning journalist covered civil rights, social justice, race, and public affairs issues impacting marginalized communities in the Philadelphia region, spending nearly a decade on air at KYW Newsradio. She served as the station’s community affairs reporter and was the creator, host, and executive producer of the weekly syndicated radio show and podcast “Flashpoint with Cherri Gregg.” Under her leadership, the show earned two regional Edward R. Murrow Awards in 2021. Cherri is also a past president of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists.

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