Networks of Screen Diplomacy: The United States Information Agency and Analog Disinformation Wars
- Attendees will learn about the intersections of media production and the history of American diplomacy by way of information work.
- Attendees will learn about the unique value of media archives in the production of information history scholarship
- Attendees will gain new insight into historical dis and misinformation campaigns
Brian Real is an assistant professor in the School of Information Science at the University of Kentucky. Real holds a PhD in information studies and a master of library science from the University of Maryland. His research on public libraries has included work on digital inclusion, services to rural communities, and how public libraries have altered their services in the wake of COVID-19. Real is also an active researcher on film archives, and his recent efforts in this area have involved working with the Association of Moving Image Archives to develop strategies to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in the audio-visual archives field.
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