2010 Spring Ethics Forum: The Propaganda State: The Inordinate Influence of PR on the Press

with Chris Hedges

The Silha Center's 2010 Spring Ethics Forum was co-sponsored with the Minnesota Journalism Center, the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and the College of Liberal Arts. This year's speaker was Chris Hedges, a veteran reporter who has worked in Latin America, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Hedges served for eight years as the Middle East bureau chief of The New York Times, where he shared the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Journalism, for coverage of terrorism. He also received the 2002 Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism. Hedges is a senior fellow at the Nation Institute and the Anschutz Distinguished Fellow at Princeton University. He has written nine books, including “Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle” (2009).

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130 Murphy Hall

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