Communication, Technology and Democracy: A Hofstra 75th Anniversary Symposium
What Happens to Democracy When Everyone Talks at Once?
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 ▪ 9:30 a.m.- 6 p.m.
All conference sessions are open to the public
- 9:30 Opening Session – Studio A, Dempster Hall, South Campus (refreshments)
- 11:30 Keynote Address – Monroe Lecture Center, South Campus
- 2:55 Session A – 211 Breslin Hall, South Campus (coffee served)
- 4:30 Session B – 211 Breslin Hall, South Campus (coffee served)
9:30 Opening Session
From News Flash to Flash Drive to Socialnet Revolution?
Panelists will discuss how new communications technologies are transforming political reality worldwide.
Dr. Evan Cornog (moderator), Dean, School of Communication
Haley Sweetland Edwards, freelance reporter and multi-media journalist via Skype from Yemen
Aashish Kumar, Associate Professor Dept. Of Radio, Television, Film, Hofstra University
Dr. Colette Mazzucelli, Member, Board of Directors, Center for War/Peace Studies, Adjunct Associate Professor, Center for Global Affairs at New York University and Department of Political Science, Hofstra University
Dr. Kathleen Hall Jamieson
11:15 Keynote Address
“From Phonographs to Facebook: How Media Shape the Rhetoric of Presidents and Those Who Aspire to the Job”
Dr. Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Elizabeth Ware Packared Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication and Walter and Leonore Annenberg Director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania; Hofstra University Joseph G. Astman Distinguished Conference Scholar
2:55 Session A
Public Screening: Television and Citizenship from Postwar to Post-Television
Panelists will consider the influence of television on the transformation of the political sphere and conceptions of citizenship, from the network era of the 1950s to multiple platforms in the 21st century.
Kevin Esch (moderator), Assistant Professor, Dept. of Radio, Television, Film, Hofstra University
Mark Greif, co-founder and co-editor of n+1 and Assistant Professor, Literary Studies, The New School
Heather Hendershot, Associate Professor, Media Studies, Queens College and CUNY Graduate Center--author of Saturday Morning Censors: Television Regulation before the V-Chip and Shaking the World for Jesus: Media and Conservative Evangelical Culture
Anna McCarthy, Associate Professor, Cinema Studies, New York University--author of The Citizen Machine: Governing by Television in 1950s America and Ambient Television: Visual Culture and Public Space
4:30 Session B
On the Fringe: Alternative Media Practices and Civic Participation in the 21st Century
Panelists will explore the role of media in providing a voice for citizen participation outside of the dominant media paradigm and organization in the 21st Century. Key discussions will center on: existing outside of the mainstream corporate media model, civic voices in digital spaces, media criticism as social action, and funding for sustaining the alternative voice.
Mario Murillo (Chair), Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Radio, Television, Film, Hofstra University;
Sharif Abdel Kaddous, Senior Producer, Democracy Now!
Dr. Paul Mihailidis, Assistant Professor, Media Studies, Hofstra University, and Salzburg Academy
Jenny "Coco" Chang, Senior Communications Manager, Witness.org
Phil Robibero, student participant