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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield Hall 218
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
Robert McChesney to Speak
Sept. 14 at UW-Eau Claire
phone (715) 836-4741
fax (715) 836-2900
web http://www.uwec.edu
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MAILED: August 20, 1998

EAU CLAIRE — The 57th season of The Forum will open Monday, Sept. 14, with a lecture by Robert W. McChesney titled "Corporate Media and the Threat to Democracy."
His presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Schofield Auditorium and will be followed by a question-and-answer session and a reception in the Dulany Inn of Davies Center at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Presently associate professor of journalism at UW-Madison, McChesney will join the faculty of the Institute of Communications Research at the University of Illinois next year. His work concentrates on the relationship of media to capitalism and to democracy.
"McChesney's work has been of extraordinary importance," wrote philosopher and intellectual historian Noam Chomsky. "It should be read with care and concern by people who care about freedom and basic rights... Robert McChesney points out that the extent of public participation into communication policy-making is a measure of the level of democracy and that the U.S. is achieving new records in decline of such participation."
McChesney is the author of more than 100 articles and several books, including "Corporate Media and the Threat to Democracy" (Seven Stories Press, 1997) and, with Edward S. Herman, "The Global Media: The New Missionaries of Corporate Capitalism" (Cassell, 1997). His newest book is "Rich Media, Poor Democracy" (University of Illinois Press, 1999).
Tickets are $7 for the public; $5 for those ages 62 and over and UW-Eau Claire faculty/staff; or $3 for those ages 17 and under and UW-Eau Claire students. Single tickets will go on sale at the University Service Center on Monday, Aug. 31, and will be sold at the door.
Season subscriptions for The Forum are on sale now at the Service Center in Davies Center's west lobby. Subscriptions may be purchased by mail or in person at the Service Center windows.
Patrons also may charge their tickets to MasterCard or Visa when they order by phone. Call (715) 836-3727 — or, outside the immediate Eau Claire area, call toll-free (800) 949-UWEC. A $3 handling fee will be added to all telephone charge orders.
The Forum is made possible by student funds allocated by the UW-Eau Claire Student Senate.

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UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 218
(715) 836-4741
newsbur@uwec.edu

Updated: August 20, 1998