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NATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR MEDIA REFORM

The next National Conference for Media Reform will be held in Memphis, TN, on January 12-14, 2007. It is expected that thousands will participate in the meetings, including activists, media makers, educators, journalists, policymakers and concerned citizens. Anyone concerned about the state of the media and committed to work for change is invited. The program will have five core tracks: media policy; media literacy, critique & accountability, independent & noncommercial media; civil rights, social justice & media; and media reform activism. Among the scheduled speakers are Bill Moyers, Jane Fonda, Juan Gonzalez, Amy Goodman, Phil Donahue, Van Jones, Rev. Jesse Jackson (invited), Ben Bagdikian, Kim Gandy, Davey D, FCC Commissioners Michael Copps and Jonathan Adelstein, and Robert W. McChesney, whose organization--Free Press--is organizing the event.

For more information: Telephone: 877.888.1533, ext. 15; Web site: www.freepress.net/conference.

The cost of attendance is $250 (or more, as volunteered) for supporting registration, $195 regular registration, and $95 for students, seniors, and lower-income activists.

 

PACIFIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL

The Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) will hold its 29th annual convention January 14-17, 2007 in Honolulu, HI.

For more information: Telephone: 1.808.941.3789 ext. 124; E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Web site: http://www.ptc.org/

 

CONSTITUTIONAL THEORIES OF MEDIA REFORM

"Reclaiming the First Amendment: Constitutional Theories of Media Reform" is the title of a January 19, 2007 conference at Hofstra Univ. sponsored by the Hofstra Law School and the Brennan Center for Justice at the New York Univ. School of Law. It will mark the 40th anniversary of Jerome Barron's influential HARVARD LAW REVIEW article on "Access to the Press-A New First Amendment Right." Prof. Barron will be the luncheon speaker. The all-day conference features panels on Media Regulation, Access and the First Amendment, Media Regulation and Intellectual Property, The Communications Order and New Technologies, and Proposals for Reform. There also will be an historical perspective on Justice Blackmun.

For more information: Web site: http://www.hofstra.edu/Academics/Law/law_conference_mediareform.cfm.

To reserve a place, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Housing will be available in Garden City, New York.

 

WESTERN STATES COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION

The Western States Communication Association (WSCA) will hold its 78th annual convention Promoting Social Justice Through Our Work, February 17-20, 2007 in Seattle, WA.

For more information: Telephone: 406.243.4333; E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Web site: http://www.westcomm.org/index.asp

 

ASSOCIATION FOR PRACTICAL AND PROFESSIONAL ETHICS

The Association for Practical and Professional Ethics will hold its annual meeting February 22-25, 2007 in Cincinnati, OH. The meeting, open to Association members and nonmembers, welcomes persons from various disciplines and professions for discussion of common concerns in practical and professional ethics.

For more information: Telephone: 812.855.6450; E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

CENTRAL STATES COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION

The Central States Communication Association (CSCA) will hold its annual Communication and Social Responsibility seminar March 27-April 1, 2007, in Minneapolis, MN.

For more information: Telephone: 989.774.3951; Fax: 989.774.2498; E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Web site: http://www.csca-net.org/

 

SOUTHERN STATES COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION

The Southern States Communication Association (SSCA) will hold its 77th annual convention March 29-April 1, 2007 in Louisville, KY. The theme of the convention is "Relationships and Communities in the Digital Age."

For more information: Telephone: 601-266-4278; Fax: 601-266-4275; E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Web site: http://www.ssca.net/index.php

 

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The Radio-Television News Directors Association will hold its annual convention April 15-18, 2007 in Las Vegas, NV.

For more information: Telephone: 202.467.5254; E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..; Web site: http://www.rtnda.org/conv07/index.html

 

BROADCAST EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) will hold its 52nd annual convention and exhibition on April 18-21, 2007, in Las Vegas, NV. The title of the festival is "Media 101: Creating the Future by Understanding the Past."

For more information: Telephone: 202. 429.3935; E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Web site: http://beaweb.org/

 

EASTERN COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION

The Eastern Communication Association (ECA) will hold its annual convention April 26-April 30, 2007, in Philadelphia, PA.

For more information: Telephone: 814.863.6260; E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Web site: http://www.ecasite.org/

 

AACSB TEACHING BUSINESS ETHICS SEMINAR

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) will hold a teaching business ethics seminar May 7-8, 2007, in Tampa, FL.

For more information: Telephone: 813.769.6500; Fax: 813.769.6559; Web site: http://www.aacsb.edu/

 

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION

The International Communication Association (ICA) will hold its 57th annual convention: Creating Communication May 24-28, 2007, in San Francisco, CA.

For more information: Telephone: 202. 955.1444; Fax: 202. 955.1448; E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Web site: http://www.icahdq.org/

 

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR MASS COMMUNICATION RESEARCH

The International Association for Mass Communication Research (IAMCR) will holds its 50th anniversary conference July 23-25, 2007 in Paris, France. The theme of the conference will be "Media, Communication, Information: 50 Years of Theories and Practices."

For more information: Telephone: +44.(0)20.7995.6380 or 7195; Fax: +44.(0)20.7955.7248; Web site: http://iamcr.org/

 

ASSOCIATION FOR EDUCATION IN JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATION

The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) will hold its convention August 9-12, 2007, in Washington, D.C.

For more information: Telephone: 803.798.0271; Fax: 803. 772.3509; Web site: http://www.aejmc.org/index.html

 

SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS

The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) will hold its annual convention October 4-7, 2007 in Washington, D.C.

For more information: Telephone: 317.927.8000; E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Web site: http://www.spj.org/

 

The above article was published in Media Ethics, Fall 2006 (18:1), pp.47-49