MWC News presented a live Google hangout with journalism Professor Robert Jensen at the University of Texas at Austin College of Communication. (Watch the video above).
He joined the faculty in 1992 after completing his Ph.D. in media law and ethics in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in media law, ethics and politics. In his research, Jensen draws on a variety of critical approaches to media and power, and he has addressed questions of race through a critique of white privilege and institutionalized racism.
In addition to teaching and research, Jensen writes for popular media, both alternative and mainstream. His opinion and analytic pieces on such subjects as foreign policy, politics, and race have appeared in papers and on Websites around the world. He contributes to local organizing in Austin, Texas, through his work with the Third Coast Activist Resource Center and the progressive community center 5604 Manor.
In the video, he addresses the problems in the mainstream media and what the alternative media can do to fill in the gaps for people, and he talks about the need for funding for the alternative, independent Web Press.
More info on Jensen here.
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