Salon.com editor to discuss ‘why the Internet makes us mad all the time’
David Daley, editor-in-chief of Salon.com, will give a talk at the University of Georgia Nov. 7 at 10:10 a.m. in Studio 1 on the first floor of the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. His visit is co-sponsored by the Jane and Harry Willson Center for Humanities and Arts and the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Daley's talk is titled “That's Outrageous! Why the Internet Makes Us Mad All the Time — and Why That Might Be a Good Thing.” He will discuss what he calls a “culture of outrage” that has become prevalent in online journalism. An open question-and-answer session will follow the lecture.
The inaugural Willson Center-Grady College Digital Media Fellow, Daley first visited UGA in November 2013 to participate in the Willson Center's film festival devoted to the work of filmmaker Jim McKay and returned for a talk in February. His Nov. 7 lecture will be his second as a Willson-Grady Fellow.
Daley was culture editor and executive editor of Salon — an online journal of news, politics, culture, technology and entertainment — before being named editor-in-chief in 2013. He is the former features editor of Details magazine and the former lifestyles manager of the Louisville Courier-Journal. He also is editor of the online literary journal FiveChapters.