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[ecrea] Academic Media Reform pre-conference

Thu Apr 17 23:43:05 GMT 2008

>Dear friends and colleagues,
>This is a quick update and reminder about the 
>for scholars which will take place in 
>Minneapolis on June 5th, a day before the 
>Conference on Media Reform.   The symposium is 
>called Academic Research for Media Reform, and 
>the program is now 
>We urge you to register and join us there in 
>this unique opportunity to engage in a dialogue 
>between academics and media reform advocates.
>We are very excited about this years 
>program.  It offers an expansive presentation of 
>scholarship on the most pressing issues in the 
>media reform community.  The program 
>committee­through a double-blind peer review 
>process­generated 8 sessions of papers submitted 
>by leading academics from the nation's top 
>schools.  The sessions will focus on media 
>ownership (and the FCC's research effort), 
>sustainability of independent media, access to 
>dominant platforms, network neutrality, 
>international media reform efforts, and the media reform movement itself.
>The symposium also features two special 
>sessions.  There will be an opportunity for a 
>roundtable discussion with members of the 
>"future of American telecommunications working 
>This group is currently designing a new media 
>and telecommunications policy framework for the 
>new administration in 2009. In addition, there 
>will be a session on "copyright and free speech" 
>in which Neil Netanel will present his new book Copyright's Paradox.
>All registrants to the symposium are eligible 
>for the "early-bird" fare for the NCMR itself -- we urge you to stay for both.
>We hope the symposium will be an opportunity to 
>strengthen the ongoing commitment to a fruitful 
>cooperation between the academic and activist 
>worlds as well as to find immediate, practical 
>applications for this critical work.
>We look forward to seeing all of you in Minneapolis!
>Amit M. Schejter, Ph.D.
>Assistant Professor of Telecommunications
>Pennsylvania State University
>Ben Scott
>Policy Director
>Free Press

Nico Carpentier (Phd)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Free University of Brussels
Centre for Studies on Media and Culture (CeMeSO)
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Understanding Alternative Media
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(December 2007)
Participation and Media Production. Critical Reflections on Content Creation.
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(January 2008)

European Communication Research and Education Association
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