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Levinson to Deliver Keynote Address at MEA Convention

Contact: Megan Dowd
(212) 636-6538


NEW YORK-Paul Levinson, Ph.D., professor and chair of the communication and media studies department at Fordham University, will warn of the trampling of the Jeffersonian principles of freedom of speech and the press when he delivers the keynote address, “The Flouting of the First Amendment,” at the Sixth Annual Convention of the Media Ecology Association on Thursday, June 23, at 7 p.m. in Pope Auditorium on the Lincoln Center campus. According to Levinson, this disturbing trend started in the 1920s and continues today at the hands of the FCC and the White House.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: “THE FLOUTING OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT”
PAUL LEVINSON, FORDHAM UNIVERSITY
DATE:   THURSDAY, JUNE 23
TIME:    7 P.M.
PLACE: FORDHAM UNIVERSITY, LINCOLN CENTER CAMPUS
               LEON LOWENSTEIN CENTER
               116 W. 60TH STREET
               NEW YORK, N.Y.

Some other featured speakers at the June 22-26 convention include Eric McLuhan, son of Marshall McLuhan; Edmund S. Carpenter, oldest surviving colleague of Marshall McLuhan; media expert Douglas Rushkoff and Andrew Postman of the New York Times. Media representatives will be admitted free of charge with a valid press pass. A full schedule and registration information is available at www.media-ecology.org.

The following are some other media highlights during this event:

“A WORLD OF AUTHORS: CREATING MEDIA  FOR PEOPLE WITH KEYBOARDS”
AUTHORS ANDY POSTMAN, DOUG RUSHKOFF
DATE:   WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22
TIME:    7:30 P.M.
PLACE: FORDHAM UNIVERSITY, LINCOLN CENTER CAMPUS
               LEON LOWENSTEIN CENTER

“EXPLORATIONS WITH MCLUHAN”
EDMUND S. CARPENTER
DATE:   SATURDAY, JUNE 25
TIME:    7:30 P.M.
PLACE: FORDHAM UNIVERSITY, LINCOLN CENTER CAMPUS
               LEON LOWENSTEIN CENTER

The MEA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the study, research, criticism and application of media ecology in educational, industry, political, civic, social, cultural and artistic contexts, and the open exchange of ideas, information and research among the association's members and the larger community.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 15,800 students in its five undergraduate colleges and six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan and Tarrytown, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.
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