Barrie Dunsmore presents a public lecture titled, “The Demise of the News Media…and Why That Matters.” The event, is part of the UVM Political Science Department’s Mark L. Rosen Lecture Series. Dunsmore covered foreign affairs for ABC News for thirty years, reporting from Washington and abroad on the policies of seven U.S. Presidents from Johnson to Clinton. He traveled with them all overseas and was a regular on the planes of their Secretaries of State. From 1965-95 he reported from more than one hundred countries on virtually every major international event from wars to summits to diplomatic shuttles. Dunsmore is the author of There and Back, a collection of columns on Middle East policy, superpower strategies and controversial domestic issues. He is a regular commentator on VPR and a columnist for the Rutland Herald.
Roz Payne, Archivist and John Douglas, Filmmaker and co-founder of the Newsreel Collective discuss the role of alternative media during the public uprisings of the 1960's and 1970's against the Viet Nam War and in support of economic justice. They discuss the current Occupy movement(s) and reflect on how history repeats itself as long as capitalism remains the dominant economic order.
Greg Palast, the BBC investigative reporter who busted open the theft of the election in Florida, is back with a new book, Vultures' Picnic, an investigation of The One Percent. From his four-continent sleuthing, he exposes the high-finance carnivores and petroleum pigs, the movers and shakers who move and shake us. Weird, eye-opening, funny, sick and insanely informative ... it's WHY we occupy. Download the first chapter free ––and check out the uncover films that go with the book––at VulturesPicnic.org . Warm up Act: Trailer screening of Sam Mayfield's forthcoming documentary: Gentle Uprising in Wisconsin. All are welcome. Donations appreciated. For more info. email email@example.com
Local Media Show: Gordon Glover, Burlington College and Jonathan Ferguson, Champlain College 12/06/2011
With new, more participatory technologies, the line between consumer and producer is blurring. To be truly media literate now also means to be production literate. Gordon Glover runs Burlington's College's Cinema Studies & Film Production program along with Champlain College Gaming Development Instructor Jonathan Ferguson, share insights into these emerging programs and the challenges facing their students, digital natives, as they learn to navigate our media rich world with a critical eye.
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