EXCITING GUEST SPEAKER COMING
"Corporate Dominance of Internet, Media, and Politics" with author/professor Robert W. McChesney, Thurs., Oct. 3 @ 7:30 p.m., Park Auditorium
An expert on the political economy of communication, media policy, and 20th- and 21st-century media history, McChesney published two path-breaking books in 2013 – Digital Disconnect: How Capitalism Is Turning the Internet Against Democracy and (with John Nichols) Dollarocracy: How the Money-and-Media-Election Complex Is Destroying America.
PCIM regularly brings the leading lights in independent media to Ithaca for public presentations and small group meetings with students and faculty. In the last couple years, speakers have included author, journalist, and Democracy Now! cohost Juan Gonzalez, who spoke on "The Epic Story of Race & U.S. Media"; journalist and immigrant rights activist Jose Antonio Vargas of DefineAmerican.com; feminist author Susan Faludi, who spoke on "9/11: Myth, Media and Gender" on the 10th anniversary of 9/11/01; and others. See "past speakers" for full rundown.