October 25, 2023

Dept. of Communication's 31st Annual Wayne N. Thompson Professor Lecture
Time: 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Location: Horrabin Hall 1
Description: Dr. Chris Carpenter of the WIU Department of Communication will be presenting the department's annual Thompson Professor Lecture at 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, October 25th, 2023. This presentation is free and open to the public, and will describe his most recent research on how attempts to influence people about social issues by posting on social media may backfire. Dr. Carpenter's work suggests that there is a risk to sharing simplistic messages (like memes) that may cause those whom you wish to persuade to think less of you and your position. The lecture will provide a background on social media use as well as suggesting ways by which to increase social media messaging effectiveness.
Contact Information:
 Pete Jorgensen
 Phone: 309-298-1507
 Email: pf-jorgensen@wiu.edu
Source: College of Fine Arts & Communication

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