Academic Field

Communication, Publishing, and Business

Faculty Mentor Name

Carvin Eison

Presentation Title

Ferguson, Missouri: The Michael Brown Story through Progressive, Conservative and Independent Lenses

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Abstract

Students from the Contemporary Media Issues course will present three films regarding the events transpiring in Ferguson, Missouri following the shooting and killing of teenager Michael Brown. The films are intended to reflect similar coverage to what viewers would see from progressive, conservative and independent media sources. The purpose of this presentation is to demonstrate the way the media can influence the opinion of their audience based upon how a story is told. The films will highlight the differences in coverage provided by several large media companies including Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, etc. The students will talk about the processes involved in creating each of the films. A Q&A discussion will be held after the presentation.

Start Date

10-4-2015 9:30 AM

End Date

10-4-2015 11:00 AM

Location

Liberal Arts Bldg 206B

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Ferguson, Missouri: The Michael Brown Story through Progressive, Conservative and Independent Lenses

Liberal Arts Bldg 206B

Students from the Contemporary Media Issues course will present three films regarding the events transpiring in Ferguson, Missouri following the shooting and killing of teenager Michael Brown. The films are intended to reflect similar coverage to what viewers would see from progressive, conservative and independent media sources. The purpose of this presentation is to demonstrate the way the media can influence the opinion of their audience based upon how a story is told. The films will highlight the differences in coverage provided by several large media companies including Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, etc. The students will talk about the processes involved in creating each of the films. A Q&A discussion will be held after the presentation.