Emma Briant speaks remotely from the UK on the 1st day of the 2nd Annual “Take Back the Vote!” National Election Integrity Conference. She talks about Cambridge Analytica and how tailored election messaging powerfully changes election outcomes.
Dr. Briant’s presentation was conducted remotely by video. Dr. Emma L Briant is Senior Lecturer (equivalent to Associate Professor) in Journalism at University of Essex, UK. Dr. Briant specializes in researching and publishing on the topics of propaganda and international security, and media debates of politics, inequality and human rights. She has been working on several new projects including research examining Russian propaganda and her new co-authored book with Prof. Robert Entman: What’s Wrong with the Democrats? Media Bias, Inequality and the rise of Donald Trump. From 2013-2017 she was a Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor) in Journalism Studies at University of Sheffield and spent 2016-2017 at the School of Media and Public Affairs, George Washington University. She completed her PhD at Glasgow Media Group, University of Glasgow, Scotland in 2011 examining changes in Anglo-American counter-terrorism propaganda strategy since 9/11, work that became a book and led to many international invited talks, positive reviews and received recent media attention: Propaganda and Counter-Terrorism: Strategies for Global Change (Manchester University Press, 2015). Her publications with the Glasgow Media Group include academic research on media coverage of disability, which was discussed in Parliament in the UK and widely in the media, and a co-authored book examining media coverage of asylum in the UK and its impact on communities, which received many strong reviews: Bad News for Refugees (Pluto Press, 2013 with G. Philo and P. Donald).
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