ASIS&T 2014 Annual Meeting 
Seattle, WA | October 31 - November 5, 2014

Informational and Media Failures and Potential Successes

John Budd1, Lai Ma2, Ronald E. Day3, Siobhan Stevenson4
University of Missouri--Columbia, United States of America; 2University College Dublin; 3Indiana University; 4University of Toronto

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 10:30am


There are numerous situations in which people depend upon reliable reportage and information exchange. In many of the instances media and informational sources fail to inform—to give shape to—opinion and belief. What is at stake in such failures to “in-form” still remain to be thought, as it depends upon the powers of producers and receivers of information and the powers and logics that may join both together in whatever is deemed to be informative. The panelists present some of the ways those failures occur (and sometimes from this, successful knowledge and action follows) and they urge the audience to join in the quest for alternatives that can lead to a type of information that can contribute to democracy and the public good.