Event: Department for Lifelong Learning – Social Sciences Taster Session: ‘Hysteria Trumps Evidence’: Moral Panics and the Media

Thursday 22nd April, 12pm

Have you ever wondered why certain news stories get such intense press coverage? Or what makes a story newsworthy? Social scientists have been asking these questions for decades, and in this session we will be exploring some of the concepts and ideas behind what makes crime specific new stories so compelling.

This session will be of interest to anyone interested in any of our Social Sciences degrees with a foundation year.

Email any queries to: dlloutreach@sheffield.ac.uk

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