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Dying in the Digital Age

Dying in the Digital Age — An active conversation and a hefty dose of outrage is swirling on social media about the proper boundaries between public and private when it comes to illness and death. Lisa Adams, a stage 4 cancer patient, has been tweeting her experiences with the disease. Writers Bill and Emma Keller have derided her tweets as akin to “deathbed selfies.”  This 8 min. audio clip has existential possibilities for courses in journalism, health care, ethics, digital / IT studies, faith and life, sociology, and communication and media studies.

 
 
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