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Boler Presents “From Terrorism to Katrina: Race in the U.S. Media” at FSU
11/01/2005

The Frostburg State University President's Advisory Council on Diversity presents Dr. Megan Boler, associate professor at the University of Toronto, speaking on “From Terrorism to Katrina: Dissecting Representations of Race in the U.S. Media” on Monday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. at FSU in the Performing Arts Center Pealer Recital Hall.

What are you seeing and not seeing in the media? How are “race” and “difference” represented in U.S. mainstream news media and in alternative news sources? Through analysis of recent video clips circulated through the Internet, this presentation will engage discussion about the increasing cynicism about media objectivity and balance, and how digital users are using new media to circulate alternative representations and critiques of contemporary U.S. policy and politics. The focus will be on the representation of terrorism since 9-11 and the more recent discussions of racism in the U.S. which became visible with the presence of cameras in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

Additionally, Boler will make a short discussion and have a question/answer session with the students the following morning on Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. in FSU’s Lane University Center 201.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through ADA Compliance Office at 301-687-4102, TDD 301-687-7955.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589
E-mail: news@frostburg.edu