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The Park Center for Independent Media is pleased to welcome two of the most well-known observers of the spin industry, John Stauber and Lisa Graves. Stauber, who founded the Center for Media and Democracy, and Lisa Graves, his successor and the center’s current executive director, will speak on Tuesday, March 8, at 7:00 p.m. in Emerson Suites, on “Military Propaganda and Other PR Ploys.”

John Stauber (right) is an investigative writer who founded CMD 17 years ago. CMD investigates corporate and government propaganda and spin campaigns in its books, its newsmagazine PR Watch, and online at www.PRWatch.org and www.SourceWatch.org. Stauber has coauthored six books with his colleague Sheldon Rampton, including Toxic Sludge Is Good for You, Weapons of Mass Deception: The Uses of Propaganda in Bush's War on Iraq, and, most recently, The Best War Ever: Lies, Damned Lies and the Mess in Iraq.

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ITHACA, NY — Nominations for the 2010 Izzy Award are officially open. The annual award for outstanding achievement in independent media — named after legendary muckraker I. F. “Izzy” Stone — is a project of the Park Center for Independent Media...

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ITHACA, NY — The documentary “Gasland” took a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival this year, and has taken the country by storm during an HBO run and limited release in theaters from coast to coast.

Now it’s coming to Ithaca College, along with filmmaker Josh Fox and two people featured in...

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Political consultant James Carville will serve as this year's Park Distinguished Visitor on Monday, November 1. Carville will give a public lecture at 7:30 p.m. in Emerson Suites followed by a book signing. The Campus Bookstore will have books available for sale at the event.

A frequent contributor to CNN, Carville is also a best-selling author, producer, and talk show host. Carville, known as "The Ragin' Cajun," was very outspoken about the recent oil spill in the Gulf.

The Park Distinguished Visitor series is sponsored by the Roy H. Park School of Communications is made possible through the generosity of the Park Foundation.

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ITHACA, NY — Before there was Wikileaks, there was Daniel Ellsberg. His 1971 leak of the Pentagon Papers — a secret study detailing the lies of a succession of presidents about the war in Vietnam — created an uproar and nearly landed him in prison for life.

The Park Center for Independent...

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