Meeting of the Union for Democratic Communications
October 10-13, 2002
State College, Pennsylvania
Call for Participation
The Union for Democratic Communications invites the submission of paper and panel proposals, media projects, and workshops addressing the role of democratic communications in the struggle for global justice. We seek submissions with a critical take on existing media structures and practices, such as the continuing global concentration of the media, the commercialization of new media technologies, the creeping influence of advertising from the classroom to the newsroom, and the distortion and suppression of news and information by the mainstream media. We also seek submissions that highlight struggles for global justice from the local to the global level; from preserving communities and cultures to protesting meetings of the world's rich and powerful.
State College is the home of Penn State University, located in Central Pennsylvania, which will be bursting with fall colors at this time of year. The conference will be held at the Days Inn, located in the center of town. Please send a 1-2 page proposal for a 15-20 minute presentation to Ron Bettig at the addres below or via e-mail in text format.
Deadline: May 1, 2002
The Union for Democratic Communications is a group of communications researchers, theorists, educators, journalists, media producers, policy analysts, and activists. The UDC is dedicated to the critical study of communications establishments and policies; the production and distribution of democratically controlled media; the fostering of alternative, oppositional, independent, and experimental production; and the development of democratic communications systems at local, regional, national and international levels.
A limited number of travel grants will be made available to assist participants in financial need. Please send a request, including your occupation/affiliation and annual income, along with your proposal.
College of Communications
123 Carnegie Bldg.
Penn State University
University Park, PA 16802
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