09 Apr Chris Hedges – The State of Journalism | University of Western Ontario
On March thirteen, 2013, the Faculty of Info and Media Experiments Undergraduate Students’ Council (FIMSSC) at The University of Western Ontario proudly introduced Chris Hedges and his speak on the point out of journalism and his e-book “Empire of Illusion”, the 2nd party in the FIMS Undergraduate Speaker Series, sponsored in element by the FIMS Undergraduate Student Fund.
Chris Hedges is an American journalist specializing in American politics and modern society. Hedges is also recognized as the greatest-offering writer of a number of guides which includes War Is a Force That Offers Us Meaning (2002)—a finalist for the Nationwide Guide Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction—Empire of Illusion: The Stop of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle (2009), Demise of the Liberal Class (2010) and his most modern New York Instances greatest vendor, composed with the cartoonist Joe Sacco, “Times of Destruction, Times of Revolt” (2012).
Chris Hedges is at the moment a senior fellow at The Nation Institute in New York City. He spent almost two decades as a international correspondent in Central The united states, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. He has described from additional than fifty international locations, and has worked for The Christian Science Monitor, Nationwide Community Radio, The Dallas Morning News, and The New York Instances, wherever he was a international correspondent for fifteen years (1990–2005).
In 2002, Hedges was element of the staff of reporters at The New York Instances awarded the Pulitzer Prize for the paper’s protection of worldwide terrorism. He also acquired in 2002 the Amnesty Worldwide International Award for Human Rights Journalism. He has taught at Columbia University, New York University, Princeton University and The University of Toronto. He writes a weekly column on Mondays for Truthdig and authored what The New York Instances explained as “a get in touch with to arms” for the to start with concern of The Occupied Wall Street Journal, the newspaper providing voice to the Occupy Wall Street protests in Zuccotti Park, New York City.
In this speak, Hedges explores the partnership among dominant media establishments and modern socioeconomic trends by discussing some of his ordeals as journalist for The New York Instances, as very well as some of the subjects lined in his e-book, Empire of Illusion.
Distinctive many thanks to the film crew for creating this online video possible: Tyler Benning, Cody McFarland, and Nicole Landsiedel.