june, 2022

05jun2:00 pm3:30 pmVirtual/ Physical EventBreaking the News in the
Age of Revolutions and Today

Event Details

When Rip Van Winkle woke from his nap and returned to his village, he found the place buzzing with a new and anxious energy. Having lived through the Revolution, villagers couldn’t stop talking about politics in “a busy, bustling, disputatious tone,” which old Rip found disorienting and disconcerting. The same can be said today as news seems to break by the minute on cable news and social media. In his talk, Dr. Joseph Adelman will explore how Americans navigated changes in the news media during the American Revolution and the lessons they offer for handling news consumption today.

Pre-registration is required for this Hybrid Event, which will be a limited in-person audience at the
Irvington Public Library and a simultaneous, online Zoom Webinar. If you register for the limited in-person session, you will receive an email about a week before the event confirming whether or not there is space. If the in-person session is full, you will still be able to participate by Zoom Webinar. Admission is free.

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A Zoom Invitation will be sent to all registrants several days before the presentation. If you have registered but do not receive the Zoom invitation, we ask that you check your spam filter.


(Sunday) 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Irvington Public Library

12 South Astor Place