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Columbia Journalism School

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The Politics of Memes and Online Humor
Wednesday, April 25th
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Columbia Journalism School


Is Pepe the Frog hate speech? What are the ethics of reaction GIFs?

How do the values and practices of online subcultures enter mainstream political discourse? What is the role of memes and viral online content in the spread of political messages?

Join us for a timely conversation on the ways online humor influences and anticipates our politics. Moderated by Tow Fellow George Civeris as part of Tow's conversation series on humor, journalism, and the internet.


Panelists include Max Read from New York Magazine, Julianne Escobedo Shepherd from Jezebel, Adrian Chen and Naomi Fry from The New Yorker, and Katie Notopoulos from Buzzfeed.


Join the conversation using #TowComedy.



This event is free and open to the public, though RSVP is required. Please direct any questions to towcenter@columbia.edu.


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