Episode: 65. Lara Schwartz, False Equivalence
Pub date: 2019-09-01
Lara Schwartz is the director of the Project for Civil Discourse at American University where she’s also a professor in law and government. She’s also the coauthor of How to College: What to Know Before You Go (And When You’re There). We talk about the problem of false equivalence (also termed false balance, both-sidesism, and both-siderism) in the classroom, and how college professors can address this problem.
* Project for Civil Discourse on Youtube* Can journalistic “false balance” distort public perception of consensus in expert opinion? by Derek J. Koehler, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied* Balance as Bias: Global Warming and the U.S. Prestige Press by M. T. Boykoff and J. M. Boykoff, Global Environmental Change* Journalistic Balance as Global Warming Bias by Jules Boykoff, Fairness and Accuracy in Resporting* Lara Schwartz on the 2019 Heterodox Academy conference panel, “Successes, Strains and Stories to Inspire.”
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