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‘In the Wild’: Exploring media literacy, bias and freedom of speech

In the latest In the Wild podcast episode, the spotlight is on critical discussions surrounding media literacy, bias and freedom of speech within the campus community.

The episode features insightful conversations with Kim Vickers, an university alumna and journalist for Good Morning Augusta. Vickers shares her expertise on navigating the intricacies of news consumption in the digital age.

Following the engaging conversation with Vickers, the focus shifts to the campus landscape with a discussion with Scott Wallace, PhD, associate vice president and dean of students, and Dee Mallory, president for the undergraduate Student Government Association.

Together, they delve into the dynamic realm of freedom of speech on campus. The dialogue emphasizes the importance of fostering an environment that not only embraces diversity of thought but also addresses the proper channels for responding to instances of hate speech.

“This discussion is a must-listen for anyone seeking to enhance their media literacy skills,” said podcast host Raysean Ricks. “Our guests provide valuable tips for navigating news consumption and fostering open dialogues on campus.”

Watch now on the university’s YouTube channel or listen on your favorite podcast app!

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