It is finally here! The Spring 2013 Newsletter! We hope you enjoy the content of the issue, and we hope it creates awareness of media influence in our community and attracts you to attend some of our future events.
We appreciate your loyalty to Media Literacy!
Click to read: NWARMspring2013NewsLetter
Join Gonzaga’s Communication and Leadership Studies in welcoming COML Visiting Scholar In Residence, Dr. Todd Gitlin on Thursday, March 21 at 7 p.m., Gonzaga University Campus, Jundt Museum, Room 110.
Free and Open to Public!
Dr. Gitlin lectures frequently on culture, politics, social movements, and media in the United States and abroad. He is now a professor of journalism and sociology and chair of the Ph. D. program in Communications at Columbia University. He was the third president of Students for a Democratic Society, in 1963-64, and coordinator of the SDS Peace Research and Education Project in 1964-65, during which time he helped organize the first national demonstrations against the Vietnam War and the first American demonstrations against corporate aid to the apartheid regime in South Africa.
Brief Bio of Dr. Todd Gitlin:
Dr. Gitlin, is now a professor of journalism and sociology and chair of the Ph. D. program in Communications at Columbia University. He was the third president of Students for a Democratic Society, in 1963-64, and coordinator of the SDS Peace Research and Education Project in 1964-65, during which time he helped organize the first national demonstration against the Vietnam War and the first American demonstrations against corporate aid to the apartheid regime in South Africa. He is the author of fifteen books, including, most recently, Occupy Nation: The Roots, the Spirit, and the Promise of Occupy Wall Street, The Chosen Peoples: America, Israel, and The Ordeals of Divine Election (with Leil Loeibowvitz), and The Bulldozer and the Big Tent: Blind Republicans, Lame Democrats, and the Recovery of American Ideals. He has contributed to many books and published widely in general periodicals (New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Examiner, Boston Globe, Dissent, The New Republic, The Nation, Wilson Quarterly, Harper’s, American Journalism Review, Columbia Journalism Review, The American Prospect, The Occupied Wall Street Journal, LA Review of Books, Washington Spectator, et al.) He is a regular contributor to Chronicle of Higher Education, The New Republic, and TPMcafe.com.
Please join us, in partnership with Gonzaga University Communication and Leadership Studies, for a viewing of “Half the Sky.” The PBS series, filmed in Cambodia, Kenya, India, Sierra Leone, Somaliland, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Liberia, and the United States, follows women and girls living under some of the most difficult circumstances imaginable, and fighting to change them.
Take a pledge and UNPLUG from the technological stresses of our day-to-day life. In the next couple days lets pledge to UNPLUG from nonsensical things! Visit the following link to learn more about National Day of UNPLUGGING: http://nationaldayofunplugging.com.
Here is what some of our faculty, staff and student at Gonzaga University are pledging to UNPLUG from:
Amy Goodman makes an important statement about one’s role of reporting and covering stories. The jounalist have a “moral responsibility” to to protect whistleblowers named in news reports because they are taking a risk by speaking up.
The Northwest Alliance for Responsible Media is committed to promoting responsible media and media coverage.
Join the NW-ARM this Saturday, Feb. 2, 2pm at Gonzaga University’s Cataldo Hall, Globe Room for an intimate conversation with Rick Steves.
The Northwest Alliance for Responsible Media presents the 2013 Our Media, Your Business Video Contest for high school and college-aged students.
Create a short video on the impact of media on the well-being of youth in our community. You could win a prize! Deadline is March 29.