IZZY AWARDS: JOHN CARLOS FREY and NICK TURSE have won the sixth annual Izzy Award. And GLENN GREENWALD and JEREMY SCAHILL have been named inaugural members of the I.F. Stone Hall of Fame. The Izzy Awards and Hall of Fame ceremony will be held on Monday, April 28, 7:00 p.m. in Park Hall Auditorium. GREENWALD, SCAHILL, FREY, and TURSE will all speak (Greenwald via video). All are welcome.
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.