October 2011 Archives

MediainMarketplace.gifKeith Moyer, former publisher of the Star Tribune, took his Media in the Marketplace class to Hubbard Broadcasting on Thurs., Oct. 13.

The University of Minnesota School of Journalism & Mass Communication is delighted to announce an essay contest in which students are asked to respond to the question, "How should communities deal with hate speech?"

The essay contest is open to all undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Minnesota. The first place winner will receive $500 and have his or her essay published in The Star Tribune. The first runner-up will receive $150 and both students will be honored at the Liberty Tree Keynote Address at 7 p.m. at Nicholson Hall on Nov. 14, 2011. Essays are due Oct. 15, 2011 to liberty@umn.edu.

The Liberty Tree student essay contest, sponsored by the University of Minnesota School of Journalism & Mass Communication and The Star Tribune, is being held as part of a week's worth of events that commemorate Minnesota's role in the development of First Amendment law.

For complete details and information on submitting an essay, please visit our website.

Dona_Schwartz.gif The School of Journalism & Mass Communication (SJMC) is delighted to announce that associate professor Dona Schwartz has been named one of the five finalists for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize at the National Gallery in London.

Attend the Inaugural Beardsley Lecture on Oct. 6

Michael-Chorostwebedit.gifThe lecture will feature Dr. Michael Chorost. The technology theorist went completely deaf in 2001 and had a computer implanted in his head to regain his hearing. Having the device in his body sparked an idea: how do computers change humans? And how can computers change the way we communicate? What he found is that computers can make communication much more creative.

Hear his experience that prompted two books, including Dr. Chorost's most recent, World Wide Mind.

The lecture is in honor of the late John Beardsley of Twin Cities PR agency Padilla Speer Beardsley. He was a luminary who never quit asking, What's next? He loved to learn, grow and think to the future.

The lecture will be held Thursday, Oct. 6, with a reception from 5:30 p.m. and the lecture starting at 7 p.m., at Cowles Auditorium in the Humphrey Institute.

For more information, click here.

Mark Stephens Delivers 26th Annual Silha Lecture

220px-Mark_Stephens_March_2010_head_hiRes.gifOn Tuesday, October 4, the 26th Annual Silha Lecture, "Free Speech and the Digital Challenge Around the Globe," welcomes Mark Stephens, former counsel for WikiLeaks and Julian Assange.

Stephens is the head of the International and Media department at the London-based law firm Finers Stephens Innocent. Stephens has appeared in many high profile cases in the United Kingdom, including extradition proceedings involving Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks.

Stephens specializes in defending free speech and freedom of information and has advised a wide variety of media outlets around the world.

The lecture takes place at 7 p.m. in the Coffman Theater on the University of Minnesota East Bank Campus in Minneapolis. The lecture will feature an audience Q & A as well.

The event is free and open to the public. No reservations are required.

For more information, please visit the Silha Center's website.

The Silha Center is based at the School of Journalism & Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota. Silha Center activities, including the annual Lecture, are made possible by a generous endowment from the late Otto Silha and his wife, Helen.

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