River to River
Mon April 30, 2012
Digital Discourse and Online Civility (Encore)
In a program that originally aired last May, we host a conversation about cyber civility. With a rapidly advancing technological society, we investigate how technology plays a roll in communication. In light of a controversial email sent from University of Iowa Professor Ellen Lewin, we take a look at how people are communicating digitally and how their digital communication differs from how they would communicate face to face. Is there a need for more digital discourse? How can we learn to be civil in a realm of anonymity? Should we? This hour we are joined by Andrea Weckerle, the Founder and President of CiviliNation.org and Warren Blumfeld of Iowa State University.