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NATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR MEDIA REFORM

The National Conference for Media Reform was held in Memphis, TN, on January 12-14, 2007.

For more information: See the report by Free Press president Robert McChesney on p. 00 of this issue of MEDIA ETHICS, or check the Free Press Web site: www.freepress.net/conference.

 

PACIFIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL

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

For more information: See the report by Tom Cooper on p. 00 of this issue of MEDIA ETHICS, or check the PTC Web site: http://ptc.org/

 

CONSTITUTIONAL THEORIES OF MEDIA REFORM

"Reclaiming the First Amendment: Constitutional Theories of Media Reform" was 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 marked the 40th anniversary of Jerome Barron's influential Harvard Law Review article on "Access to the Press-A New First Amendment Right." Prof. Barron was scheduled to be the luncheon speaker. The all-day conference featured 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 was an historical perspective on Justice Blackmun.

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

 

WESTERN STATES COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION

The Western States Communication Association (WSCA) held 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

 

DEVELOPMENT IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

The Development in Intellectual Property Law summit was held February 23, 2007 at the Marshall Law School in Chicago, IL.

For more information: E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Web site: http://www.jmls.edu/employee.html

 

ASSOCIATION FOR PRACTICAL AND PROFESSIONAL ETHICS

The Association for Practical and Professional Ethics held its annual meeting February 22-25, 2007 in Cincinnati, OH. The meeting was open to all, and welcomed 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.

 

U. S. MEDIA ETHICS SUMMIT II

The second U. S. Media Ethics Summit conference took place February 27-March 2, 2007 at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN. (The first, which spawned MEDIA ETHICS magazine among other initiatives, occurred in 1987).

For more information, see the report on p. 35 of this issue of MEDIA ETHICS.

 

CENTRAL STATES COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION

The Central States Communication Association (CSCA) held 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) held its 77th annual convention March 29-April 1, 2007 in Louisville, KY. The theme of the convention was "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

[email protected] The Radio-Television News Directors Association held its annual convention April 15-18, 2007 in Las Vegas, NV in association with the National Association of Broadcasters Convention.

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

 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The "Wireless Cities Conference: Communities of Interests" was held April 16-17, 2007 at the University of Minnesota, in Minneapolis.

For more information: E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Web site: http://dtc.umn.edu/wirlesscities

 

BROADCAST EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) held its 52nd annual convention, festival and exhibition April 18-21, 2007, in Las Vegas, NV, in association with the National Association of Broadcasters. The title of the meeting was "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/

 

ETHICAL LIFE CONFERENCE

The "On the Ethical Life (The Philosophy of Peter Singer)," conference was held April 19-21, 2007 at the University of Sydney, in New South Wales, Australia.

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

 

EASTERN COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION

The Eastern Communication Association (ECA) held 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) held 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 ASSOCIATION FOR SOCIAL SCENCE INFORMATION SERVICE AND TECHNOLOGY

The International Association for Social Science Information Service and Technology will hold its annual conference, "Building Global Knowledge Communities with Open Data," May 15-18, 2007 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

For more information: Web site: http://www.edrs.mcgill.ca/IASSIST2007