- 06 NOVEMBER 2012
Prof. Dr. Robert Hackett is getting together with the Communication faculty and students at IEU.
A distinguished professor of media and communication studies at Simon Fraser University, Prof. Dr. Robert Hackett is visiting Izmir University of Economics in November. Prof. Hackett will be at the campus between November 6 and 9, 2012. He is going to attend a workshop with IUE media and communication students, will give a colloquium talk about “Occupy the Media! Journalism for a World in Crisis,” and will discuss and collaborate on research projects with the Communication faculty. The colloquium will be held on November 8 at 17:00 at D block Media Room (D002). Please find the abstract of the colloquium below.
ROBERT A. HACKETT.
School of Communication, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby
OCCUPY THE MEDIA! JOURNALISM FOR A WORLD IN CRISIS.
What kind(s) of journalism are appropriate to help global society address our era’s fundamental challenges – of environment and climate, conflict and governance, human rights and mass migrations, globalized poverty and inequality – challenges so interlinked and profound that they arguably constitute a crisis of global civilization? Criticisms of hegemonic (American) journalism abound – it legitimizes unjust power, trivializes public discourse, foments division and conflict. This talk moves beyond the critiques to sketch the outlines of positive alternatives, arguing for journalism as a crisis discipline, and paying particular attention to the contested concept of journalistic objectivity.