CMA presents a Public Education Forum with author Robert Jensen

Posted by Scott - June 14, 2004 (entry 197)

Chicago Media Action presents:
A Public Education Forum with guest speaker
Robert Jensen, author and professor of journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, to speak on "Taking Action to Reform Media"

Excerpts from two Media Education Foundation films featuring Robert Jensen - "Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land" and "Hijacking Catastrophe" - will be shown.

The presentation will be Wednesday, June 16, at 7pm, at the University of Illinois-Chicago campus at the College of Medicine West (the corner of Polk and Wolcott), 1853 W. Polk, Room 106.

To learn more about Profesor Jensen, please visit his website:

To learn more about the presentation, please contact CMA (

ADMISSION: $5 suggested donation (or whatever you can afford)

TRANSPORTATION - Call the CTA at 312-836-7000. Take blue line to Polk wheelchair-accessible station. The Damen #50 bus and Ashland #9 bus stop at the College of Medicine west campus at Polk Street. You can park at your local CTA stop and take public transportation to the University of Illinois-Chicago College of Medicine west campus.

Chicago Media Action thanks the UIC Dept. of Communications and its chair Steve Jones for assistance with this program.


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About Robert Jensen:

Robert Jensen joined the UT faculty in 1992 after completing his Ph.D. in media law and ethics in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota. Prior to his academic career, he worked as a professional journalist for a decade. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in media law, ethics, and politics. Jensen also is director of the Senior Fellows Program, the honors program of the UT College of Communication.

In his research, Jensen draws on a variety of critical theories. Much of his work has focused on pornography and the radical feminist critique of sexuality. In more recent work, he has addressed questions of race through a critique of white privilege and institutionalized racism.

In addition to teaching and research, Jensen writes for popular media, both alternative and mainstream. His opinion and analytic pieces on such subjects as foreign policy, politics, and race have appeared in papers around the country. He also is involved in a number of activist groups working against U.S. military and economic domination of the rest of the world.

Jensen is the author of Citizens of the Empire: The Struggle to Claim Our Humanity; Writing Dissent: Taking Radical Ideas from the Margins to the Mainstream; co-author with Gail Dines and Ann Russo of Pornography: The Production and Consumption of Inequality; and co-editor with David S. Allen of Freeing the First Amendment: Critical Perspectives on Freedom of Expression.

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