MIC Center Launch: Confronting Inequality: Reimagining the Future of Journalism and Work

MIC Center Launch Poster - Confronting Inequality: Reimaginging the Future of Journalism and Work
11 Apr 2019 - 5:30pm to 12 Apr 2019 - 5:30pm
Annenberg School for Communication, Room 110, 3620 Walnut St., Philadelphia
Open to the Public

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Our society faces a critical juncture. On one hand, we are in a moment of rapid technological advancement that creates greater communication, information sharing, and numerous democratic possibilities. On the other hand, we see a collapsing commercial model for journalism, monopolistic platforms that spread misinformation with little accountability, more economic insecurity, and a debased political process.

Recognizing these potentials and perils, MIC is launching with a two day, multidisciplinary conference that gathers scholars, practitioners, policymakers, and activists focused on understanding this conjuncture from structural and historical perspectives, while also offering viable strategies for social change.

Registration is required. Please RSVP Here.

Thursday, April 11

5:30 – 7:00 pm - Keynote: ASC Dean John Jackson in conversation with Naomi Klein, Author and Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair in Media, Culture, and Feminist Studies at Rutgers University-New Brunswick

7:00 - 8:30 pm - Opening Reception

Friday, April 12

8:30am – 5:30pm - Full Day Symposium 


Confirmed speakers include Marc Lamont Hill (journalist, scholar, author, and activist), Juan González (journalist and co-host of Democracy Now!) Michael Copps (former Commissioner of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission), Des Freedman (Goldsmiths University of London and founding member of the Media Reform Coalition), Jean Friedman-Rudovsky (Co-Executive director, Resolve Philadelphia) Jamie Woodcock (Oxford Internet Institute), Chenjerai Kumanyika (Rutgers University), Helen Gym (Councilmember, City of Philadelphia), and many others!

For more information, email briar.smith@asc.upenn.edu 

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.