Arts & Humanities Society & Culture editor to discuss ‘why the Internet makes us mad all the time’

David Daley

Athens, Ga. – David Daley, editor-in-chief of, 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.

Willson Center for Humanities and Arts
The Jane and Harry Willson Center for Humanities and Arts is a unit of the Office of the Vice President for Research at UGA. In the service of its mission to promote research and creativity in the humanities and arts, the Willson Center sponsors and participates in numerous public events on and off the UGA campus throughout the academic year. It supports faculty through research grants, lectures, symposia, publications, visiting scholars, visiting artists, collaborative instruction, public conferences, exhibitions and performances. For more information, see

UGA Grady College
Established in 1915, the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication offers undergraduate majors in journalism, advertising, public relations, digital and broadcast journalism and mass media arts. The college offers two graduate degrees, and is home to the Peabody Awards, internationally recognized as one of the most prestigious prizes for excellence in electronic media. For more information, see or follow @UGAGrady on Twitter.