Tuesday, Sept. 23, 7:00 p.m., Textor 103: Free screening of 1971, documentary about the eight citizen burglars who broke into the FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania, and stole documents to expose the bureau's extensive surveillance of peaceful antiwar, civil rights, and justice activists.
Tuesday, Sept. 30, 7:00 p.m., Williams 225: Free lecture by BETTY MEDSGER, the journalist and author of The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBI, with the inside story of the brave citizens who risked their freedom to expose FBI malfeasance -- keeping their identities secret for 43 years, until the spring 2014 release of this book.
Izzy Winners, Hall of Fame Members
JOHN CARLOS FREY and NICK TURSE won the sixth Izzy Award. And GLENN GREENWALD and JEREMY SCAHILL are the inaugural members of the I.F. Stone Hall of Fame. More information here about the awardees, with a link to the FreeSpeechTV video of the event, held on April 28, 2014.
The PARK CENTER for INDEPENDENT MEDIA, launched in 2008, is a national center for the study of media outlets that create and distribute content outside traditional corporate systems and news organizations. Throughout history, technological and social upheaval have given rise to independent media voices. Today, independent media are growing amid crisis and conglomeration in mainstream journalism, and the rise of the Internet and new forms of media production and distribution.
The Center's mission is to engage media producers and students in conversation about career paths in independent media, and financially viable ways to disseminate news and information. The center examines the impact of independent media institutions on journalism, democracy, and a participatory culture. Jeff Cohen is the founding director of PCIM, and Maura Stephens is associate director.