Event Title

Occupy the Media! Journalism for a World in Crisis

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What kind(s) of journalism are appropriate to help global society address our era's fundamental challenges of environment and climate, conflict and governance, human rights and mass migrations, globalized poverty and inequality, challenges so interlinked and profound that they constitute a crisis of global civilization? Criticisms of hegemonic (American) journalism abound and it legitimizes unjust power, trivializes public discourse, foments division and conflict. This talk moves beyond the critiques to outline positive alternatives, arguing for journalism as a crisis discipline, and paying particular attention to the contested concept of journalistic objectivity.

About the Lecturer: Robert Hackett, Ph.D School of Communication at Simon Fraser University, BC

Document Type

Event

Start Date

2-5-2012 12:00 PM

End Date

2-5-2012 1:15 PM

Location

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Resource Type

Moving image

Title of Series

World Issues Forum

Genre/Form

lectures

Contributing Repository

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Keywords

Peace journalism, Journalistic objectivity

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Language

English

Format

video/mp4

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May 2nd, 12:00 PM May 2nd, 1:15 PM

Occupy the Media! Journalism for a World in Crisis

Fairhaven College Auditorium

What kind(s) of journalism are appropriate to help global society address our era's fundamental challenges of environment and climate, conflict and governance, human rights and mass migrations, globalized poverty and inequality, challenges so interlinked and profound that they constitute a crisis of global civilization? Criticisms of hegemonic (American) journalism abound and it legitimizes unjust power, trivializes public discourse, foments division and conflict. This talk moves beyond the critiques to outline positive alternatives, arguing for journalism as a crisis discipline, and paying particular attention to the contested concept of journalistic objectivity.

About the Lecturer: Robert Hackett, Ph.D School of Communication at Simon Fraser University, BC