Social Impact Media Lecture Series
While debates in recent years about new media have risen to a fever pitch, they have raised legitimate concerns about use and abuse of current technologies.
In response to these concerns and to benefit the communities in which they work, anthropologists of media have focused increasingly on methodologies that combine in-depth ethnography and collaborative media-making production.
At the same time, a new generation of journalists and artists grappling with the expanding dominance of media conglomerates have looked to grassroots, collaborative, and nonprofit multimedia projects designed to both benefit communities and inform larger audiences. This convergence of interest between anthropologists, artists, and journalists has come to be called "social impact" or "social justice" media production, in which producers are concerned as much with the capacity of media to impact and change societies as with its capacity to inform.
Join us at Reed this spring as we explore this emerging form of media production.
Established on the occasion of Reed's centennial with a gift from Dan Greenberg ’62 and his wife and philanthropic partner Susan Steinhauser, the Greenberg Distinguished Scholar Program aims to bring visiting scholars to campus to support the work of students and provide faculty with the opportunity for in-depth intellectual exchange with a prominent member in their field.
Events sponsored by the Greenberg Distinguished Scholar Program.
All events are free and open to the public.