To kick off our spring pledge drive, guest host Elizabeth DiNovella and co-pilot Tony Castañeda spend the hour with media expert Ben Peters talking about all things Ukraine and how to navigate the news during times of crisis.
Topics include Russian media, the rise of disinformation and the “militarized media ecosystem” we all exist in, cyber warfare and hacktivism, and the enduring importance of art and poetry.
Recommended poets: Taras Shevchenko, Lesia Ukrainka
Recommended news site: Interfax-Ukraine
Benjamin Peters is an associate professor and chair of the Media Studies Department at the University of Tulsa and affiliated fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. He is the author of How Not to Network a Nation: The Uneasy History of the Soviet Internet (MIT Press, 2016), editor of Digital Keywords: A Vocabulary of Information Society and Culture (Princeton University Press, 2016), and co-editor of Your Computer Is on Fire (MIT Press, 2021).
Cover photo by Pawel Kadysz on Unsplash