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.
As a cosponsor, PCIM has helped present many other speakers to the Ithaca community, including journalist David Cay Johnston, author/journalist John Nichols, author Fred A. Wilcox, Iraqi blogger Raed Jarrar; independent filmmaker Fred Marx (“Hoop Dreams, “Boys to Men?”); Israeli blogger Gershom Gorenberg; journalist/nuclear weapons expert Frida Berrigan; Colombian journalist Claudia Lopez; documentary filmmaker Albert Masyles; journalist Helen Zia; and homeless advocate/videographer Mark Horvath.