Mark Calendars for Upcoming Events
In September 2015 we're excited to bring two luminaries of independent media to speak at Ithaca College. Mark your calendars for Thursday, September 10, 6:30 p.m. in the Center for Natural Sciences, when author, media critic, and activist Norman Solomon will present "War and Whistleblowers: Challenging the Propaganda." And on Thursday, September 24, 7:00 p.m. in Emerson Suites, we'll welcome populist humorist, radio commentator, and author Jim Hightower. Stay tuned for further details.
Naomi Klein, David Sirota Izzy Award Speeches Airing on Free Speech TV
This year's Izzy Awards, with speeches by winners Naomi Klein and David Sirota, began airing on July 25 in rotation on Free Speech TV. New dates will be announced soon. FreeSpeechTV features such shows as Democracy Now!, The Thom Hartmann Show, and Gay USA. It's carried on Dish TV (channel 9415), DirecTV (348) and Roku, and can be is accessed full-time online at freespeech.org as well as on FilmOn.com (in the News Channels category). View the FilmOn feed on many mobile devices including iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android phones, tablets and music players. Find local public access stations that carry it at the affiliates listing.
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. In spring 2010 Maura Stephens joined PCIM as associate director. Brandy Hawley is our administrative assistant. We invite you to "Like" and follow us on Facebook.