Amy Goodman, the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, will speak on Sunday, March 24 at 8 p.m. in Park Hall Auditorium. The talk is free and open to the public. Limited seating available. A book sale and signing will follow the lecture.

Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on over 1,100 public television and radio stations worldwide. Goodman is also the author of numerous books including, The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope, written with Denis Moynihan.


Three ICTV shows were recognized at the 2013 PEGASYS Awards, celebrating the best in public, governmental, and educational access television production in Tompkins County. The event was cablecast live on Time Warner Channel 13 on February 22.

The zombie drama "Ithapocalypse," produced by Chloe Wilson and Austin Saltz, won the Entertainment category.

"Sports Final," produced by John Avino and Sean Yoo, won the Best ICTV Studio Show category, and also shared the award Best Educational Access Program award with "Newswatch 16."

"Newswatch 16," under the leadership of news directors Collin Smith and Julia Manchester, is the the only live, local news program on Ithaca area television. In addition to the Best Educational Access Program award, it also won in the Local Focus category.



Andrew Utterson, assistant professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies, has been appointed Regional Visiting Fellow at the Cornell Institute for European Studies (CIES), part of Cornell College's Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies.

The appointment aims to foster collegiality in the region in support of the development of scholarly work with a European focus.

Utterson is originally from the UK, and taught there prior to coming to Ithaca College. During that time, he was funded by the EU's Erasmus initiative to spend time teaching in Prague and Helsinki, and to establish links with universities throughout Europe.


Patricia Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, was invited to write the catalog essay for the 32nd Annual Black Maria Film and Video Festival.

Her essay, "Moana: Robert Flaherty, Frances Flaherty, and Documentary Fantasies," analyzes the history of Flaherty's 1926 film Moana, shot in Samoa. The docudrama prompted British producer and critic John Grierson to coin the term "documentary." This rarely seen film raises significant issues about fantasies of uncontaminated paradises and the ethics of documentary representation. Later, in the 1970s, Flaherty's daughter Monica and direct cinema legend Richard Leacock added new sound to the film, further complicating its history.


Patrick Winters, assistant professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies, was recently interviewed by Tish Pearlman for the local radio show "Out of Bounds." The show features 30-minute interviews with "people living, working, and thinking outside the mainstream."

Winters, who has worked in the film business for more than 30 years, describes his most memorable experience -- working on sound design for the shower scene in the remake of Psycho (1998). He has worked on numerous other films including Finding Forrester, My Own Private Idaho, and Good Will Hunting.

To listen to the interview, click here. Air date: Jan. 10, 2013.


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