reform the university to meet the public’s knowledge needs in an age of information overload

In this ten-minute video (from the Tisch College Tenth Anniversary celebration), I argue: 1) there is just too much information available for citizens to digest; 2) in order for the public to engage with information, we need appropriate institutions; 3) the institutions that formerly played that role, especially metropolitan daily newspapers, are in desperate condition; so 4) we need to rethink the communications function of the university.

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About Peter

Associate Dean for Research and the Lincoln Filene Professor of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Tufts University's Tisch College of Civic Life. Concerned about civic education, civic engagement, and democratic reform in the United States and elsewhere.
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