P&P Live! "The News Cycle Never Stops" Panel with Anne Helen Petersen

Upcoming Event
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 8:00pm

Do you feel like your life is an endless to-do list? Do you find yourself mindlessly scrolling through Instagram because you’re too exhausted to pick up a book? Are you mired in debt, or feel like you work all the time, or feel pressure to take whatever gives you joy and turn it into a monetizable hustle? Welcome to burnout culture.

While burnout may seem like the default setting for the modern era, BuzzFeed culture writer and former academic Anne Helen Petersen argues that burnout is a definitional condition for the millennial generation, born out of distrust in the institutions that have failed us, the unrealistic expectations of the modern workplace, and a sharp uptick in anxiety and hopelessness exacerbated by the constant pressure to “perform” our lives online.

Panelists include:

Hamed Aleaziz is an immigration reporter at BuzzFeed News. Previously, he was a reporter at the San Francisco Chronicle for four years, and earlier experience includes the Daily Journal and Mother Jones.

Jourdan Bennett-Begaye is the deputy managing editor for Indian Country Today, a daily digital news platform that covers the Indigenous world, including American Indians and Alaska Natives. She received her master's degree in magazine, newspaper, and online journalism, and has written for Native Peoples Magazine, The Daily Times, NPR’s NextGen Radio Project, and many others.

Ashley Lopez is a reporter covering politics and health care for KUT, Austin’s NPR station. Her work reguarly appears on NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered. She frequently covers voting rights, abortion rights and demographics in the state of Texas. 

Soraya Nadia McDonald is the award-winning cultural critic for The Undefeated, ESPN’s premiere platform covering race, sports, and culture. She is the winner of the George Jean Nathan prize for dramatic criticism and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in criticism. Her essay “‘Believe Me’ Means Believing That Black Women Are People” was published in the 2020 anthology Believe Me: How Trusting Women Can Change the World.

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P&P Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
Can't Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation Cover Image
ISBN: 9780358315070
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Published: Mariner Books - September 22nd, 2020

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