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Sat, 22 Dec 2007 12:57:15 +0900
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This is aimed at US-based researchers but of interest to many of you anyway.
Will try post my report on the governance working group soon...

> ------ Forwarded Message
> Subject: Academic Media Reform pre-conference
> Dear Colleague--
> Many of my academic friends have inquired about the fourth National Conference
> for Media Reform <http://www.freepress.net/conference/>  in Minneapolis from
> June 6-8, 2008. It is going to be an extraordinary event with thousands of
> people from all 50 states, scores of nations and all walks of life.
> There will also be an academic pre-conference on Thursday June 5 for scholars
> and students concerned with media and media policy. It is being organized by
> Amit Schejter from Penn State and is con-sponsored by Free Press and the
> Social Science Research Council along with the Institute for Information
> Policy at Penn State. Any scholar or student can attend and I urge you to do
> so. (There is funding to help pay for grad students to attend.)
> There is also a call for proposals for the academic pre-conference. I attach
> it to this email. Please consider submitting a proposal. Also please send this
> call for proposals to other academics and grad students you know who might be
> interested is submitting a proposal or attending. And for my international
> friends, please note that international and comparative work is encouraged.
> The deadline is January 25, 2008 to make a 500 word proposal so there is not a
> lot of time to spare. If you have any questions please contact Amit Schejter
> directly . His email is: [log in to unmask]
> Thanks much. I hope to see you in Minneapolis. From past experience I can
> safely say you will not be disappointed if you attend. In fact, it will more
> likely blow your mind.
> Bob
> Robert W. McChesney
>  <http://www.provost.uiuc.edu/about/chairs/gutgsell/RobertMcChesney.html>
> Gutgsell Endowed Professor
> <http://www.provost.uiuc.edu/about/chairs/gutgsell/RobertMcChesney.html>
>  <http://www.spcomm.uiuc.edu/> University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
>  <http://uiuc.edu/> FREE PRESS
>  <http://www.freepress.net/> Stop Big Media <http://www.stopbigmedia.com/>
> <http://www.stopbigmedia.com/>
> SAVE THE  <http://www.savetheinternet.com/> INTERNET
>  <http://www.savetheinternet.com/> 2008 National Conference for Media
> <http://www.freepress.net/conference/> Reform
>  <http://www.will.uiuc.edu/am/mediamatters/> MEDIA MATTERS
> <http://www.will.uiuc.edu/am/mediamatters/>
> Communication Revolution
> <http://www.thenewpress.com/index.php?option=com_title&amp;task=view_title&amp
> ;metaproductid=1692> HISTORY OF COMMUNICATION
> <http://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/series/HCO.html>
> elrod <http://celtics.realgm.com/articles_archive.phtml> enchilada
> <http://celtics.realgm.com/articles_archive.phtml>

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