Author, podcaster and university lecturer, Nolan Higdon, discusses the long road to post-truth America; the importance of media literacy; and how we can transform two key institutions to reclaim civic sovereignty from corporate influence. A powerful critique of how manipulation of media gives rise to disinformation, intolerance, and divisiveness, and how we can fight back.
Dr. Nolan Higdon is an author and university lecturer of history and media studies at California State University, East Bay. Higdon sits on the boards of the Action Coalition for Media Education and Northwest Alliance For Alternative Media And Education. His most recent publication is the 2019 United States of Distraction: Media Manipulation in Post-Truth America
(And What We Can Do About It) with Mickey Huff. He is co-host of the podcast Along the Line, and a longtime contributor to Project Censored’s annual book, Censored. In addition, he has been a guest commentator for The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and numerous television news outlets.