Bluffton professor to present social media forum

Mar. 15—BLUFFTON — Marathana Prothro, assistant professor of communication at Bluffton University, will present Bluffton's annual Civic Engagement Day Forum titled, "Echo Chambers and Fun-House Mirrors: Navigating an Age of Alternate Facts, Distorted Reality and Fractured Relationships," at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 28, in Yoder Recital Hall.

Prothro draws from communication and media scholarship to explain our media ecosystem and to suggest practices of engagement that foster connection rather than amplify polarization.

Civic Engagement Day is the conclusion of a year-long exploration of the civic engagement theme, "Please Don't 'Ghost' Me!: Creating Space for Authentic Conversations."

The forum is free and open to the public.

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