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April 19, 2008

Symposium for scholars at Media Reform conference (Minneapolis)

Filed under: News, Headlines, media policy, journalism, conferences — news_editor @ 10:51 pm

This is a quick update and reminder about the symposium for scholars which will take place in Minneapolis on June 5th, a day before the National Conference on Media Reform.  The symposium is called ‘Academic Research for Media Reform’ and the program is now online. Otagizers are calling it a ‘unique opportunity’ to engage in a dialogue between academics and media reform advocates.

The program offers an expansive presentation of scholarship on the most pressing issues in the media reform community.  The program committee - through a double-blind peer review process - generated eight sessions of papers submitted by leading academics from the US’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 group’. 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.

Amit M. Schejter, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Telecommunications Pennsylvania State University
Ben Scott Policy Director Free Press

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