Center for Media at Risk - Launch Events

Date: 
19 Apr 2018 - 6:00pm to 21 Apr 2018 - 3:30pm
Location: 
University of Pennsylvania
Audience: 
REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Type: 
Symposium

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"What is Media at Risk?" is a cross-disciplinary conference bringing together media practitioners, media scholars, and media assist organizations to define what "media at risk" means globally in circumstances of political intimidation and what can be done to resist it. Given the proliferating nature of creeping authoritarianism around the world, these efforts will help highlight Penn’s mission to explain more fully what political intimidation in the media – in documentary, journalism, entertainment, and the digital environment – looks like worldwide. 

Click here for the Center for Media at Risk's website.


REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

Due to seating demands we ask that registrants attend ALL EVENTS related to the Center for Media at Risk Launch (Opening Remarks and the two-day symposium).

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE CENTER FOR MEDIA AT RISK LAUNCH.


THURSDAY, April 19
Perry World House

6:00pm
OPENING REMARKS + RECEPTION
Soraya Chemaly, Co-Founder & Director, Women's Media Center Project - "Who Defines Risk and Why It Matters"


FRIDAY, April 20
Annenberg School for Communication

9:15am – 9:45am    
BREAKFAST

9:45am – 10:00am    
WELCOME + INTRODUCTORY REMARKS
Michael X. Delli Carpini, Dean, Annenberg School for Communication
Barbie Zelizer, Director, Center for Media at Risk

10:00am – 12:00pm    
DIGITAL
Bethany Wiggin, Founding Director, Penn Program in Environmental Humanities (moderator)
Maria Ressa, C.E.O. and Executive Editor, Rappler - "Exponential Lies (and How to Fight Them)"
Samuel Sinyangwe, Co-Founder, Mapping Police Violence and Campaign Zero - "The Challenges and Possibilities of Digital Activism"
Amy Siskind, President and Co-Founder, The New Agenda - "Writing History in the Age of Social Media"
Zeynep Tufekci, Associate Professor, University of North Carolina - "The New Censorship: If Everything is Potentially Fake, What Role for Journalism?"

12:00pm – 1:00pm    
LUNCH

1:00pm – 3:00pm    
ENTERTAINMENT
Jim English, Professor, University of Pennsylvania (moderator) 
Marjorie David, Vice President, Writers Guild of America West - "How Media Consolidation and Net Neutrality Foster Censorship in the Entertainment Industry"
Jeffrey Jones, Executive Director, The Peabody Awards - "Who’s Joking? Late Night Comedy’s Cover Up"
Maureen Ryan, Chief Television Critic, Variety - "Spin Cycle: The Powerful Forces Brought to Bear on the Entertainment Reporting Process"
Nancy Wang Yuen, Associate Professor, Biola University - "The Curious Case of Hollywood and “Freedom of Speech”
 
3:00pm – 3:15pm    
BREAK

3:15pm – 5:15pm    
DOCUMENTARY
John Jackson, Dean, School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania (moderator) 
John Caldwell, Professor, University of California Los Angeles - "Documentaries in Risk-Delegation Systems"
Sam Gregory, Program Director, WITNESS - "Diversifying ‘Media’ at Risk: Challenges for Eyewitnesses, Media Activists and Human Rights Media Makers"
Simon Kilmurry, Executive Director, International Documentary Association - "Dangerous Docs: Filmmakers Under Attack"
Bryce Renninger, Managing Editor, Field of Vision - "Risk and Short Films in an Attention Economy"

5:15pm – 7:00pm    
RECEPTION


SATURDAY, April 21
Annenberg School for Communication
 
9:30am – 10:00am
BREAKFAST

10:00am – 12:00pm
JOURNALISM
Arzu Geybulla, Freelance Writer - "No Longer Just a Risk, But an Everyday Reality: Stories from Azerbaijan"
Parker Higgins, Director of Special Projects, Freedom of the Press Foundation - "Protecting Journalists in the Age of Trump"
Jay Rosen, Author, PressThink - "The Campaign to Discredit the Press"
Silvio Waisbord, Professor, George Washington University - "Who Cares? When Society Fails to Safeguard Journalists at Risk"
 

12:00pm – 2:00pm
LUNCH + CLOSING REMARKS
Barbie Zelizer


INTERLOCUTORS:
Ra'anan Alexandrowicz, Documentarian
Sarah Banet-Weiser, Professor, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California
Nick Benequista, Research Manager and Editor, Center for International Media Assistance
Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Professor, New York University
Charlie Beckett, Professor, London School of Economics
Caty Borum Chattoo, Director, Center for Media and Social Impact
Aymar Jean Christian, Assistant Professor, Northwestern University
Susan Douglas, Professor, University of Michigan
Jonathan Gray, Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Daniel Grinberg, Doctoral Candidate, University of California, Santa Barbara
Lisa Henderson, Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Tom Herman, Director, Producer, and Lawyer
Judith Matloff, Nonfiction Author
John Nerone, Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Nelson Ribeiro, Dean, School of Human Sciences, Universidade Católica Portuguesa
Sylvia Ryerson, Radio Producer and Journalist
Ivan Sigal, Executive Director, Global Voices
Sky Sitney, Co-Creator and Co-Director, Double Exposure
Nikki Usher, Associate Professor, George Washington University
Todd Wolfson, Associate Professor, Rutgers University
...and more 

STUDENT COMMITTEE: Megan Genovese / Jenn Henrichsen / Muira McCammon / Hanna Morris / Aaron Shaprio


Center for Media at Risk
We are in unchartered waters. Political intimidation threatens media practitioners worldwide, and disinformation campaigns destabilize public trust. The Center for Media at Risk offers the chance to strategize in response to threatening political conditions. Knowing how media practitioners in documentary, journalism, entertainment, and the digital environment work under political threat—and how they can resist its impact—helps save the media.


REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

Due to seating demands we ask that registrants attend ALL EVENTS related to the Center for Media at Risk Launch (Opening Remarks and the two-day symposium).

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE CENTER FOR MEDIA AT RISK LAUNCH.


If you would like to be added to the Center for Media at Risk events list serve, please contact Emily Plowman.

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Disclaimer: 
This event may be photographed and/or video recorded for archival, educational, and related promotional purposes. We also video stream many of these video recordings through the Annenberg web site. By attending or participating in this event, you are giving your consent to be photographed and/or video recorded and you are waiving any and all claims regarding the use of your image by the Annenberg School for Communication. The Annenberg School for Communication, at its discretion, may provide a copy of the photos/footage upon written request.