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The Encyclopedia of Social Movement Media. Edited by Dr. John Downing

The Encyclopedia of Social Movement Media, edited by Dr. John Downing, was a Center project completed in 2009, and published in October 2010. In addition to Dr. Downing, several Advisory Committee members contributed articles to this work. It is available from Sage Publishers. Central themes covered in the volume include Cinema, Television, and Video, Cultural Contestations, Feminist Media, Gay and Lesbian Media, Human Rights Media, Indigenous Peoples' Media, Labor Media, News, Performance Art Media, Popular Music, and Social Movement Media.

Encyclopedia entries written by Southern Illinois University faculty and graduate students:

Lisa Brooten (GMRC Campus Advisory Committee member, and Associate Professor, Radio-Television)
"Alternative Media in the Philippines"; "Independent Media of Burma (Myanmar)"; "Indigenous Media"; and "Indigenous Media of Burma (Myanmar)".

Joseph Oduro-Frimpong (Doctoral student, SIUC Department of Anthropology)
"Music and Dissent: Ghana & Nigeria"; "African Video Films & Political Critique"; "White Supremacists' Tattoos as Alternative Media".

Novotny Lawrence (Assistant Professor, Radio-Television)
"Blaxploitation Films"

Cinzia Padovani (former GMRC Campus Advisory Committee member, and Associate Professor, Radio-Television)
"Free Radio Movement in Italy", and "Antifascist Media in Italy (1922-1945).

Latest from:

  • Morning Conversation with GMRC speakers

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller recently interviewed two GMRC speakers for her show Morning Conversation.
Carolyn Byerly: The Role of Women in Media
Bo Kyi: Political Activist

  • March 1st - The CSO Media Officer as Critical Communicator

Following an overview of findings from initial phases of the action research project –Global Views of Media Management in Civil Society Organizations—Lemish & Caringer discuss several key issues with consequences for both civil society organizations [CSO] and graduate studies for educating CSO Communication Directors.
The Civil Society Organization Media Officer as Critical Communicator
Thursday March 1st - 3:00 PM - Communications Room 1032

How do CSO’s use communication and media? | Why are critical communicators needed? | How can CMCMA improve CSO communication strategies?

Peter Lemish, of Southern Illinois University’s School of Journalism, studies involvement of the media in social - justice, conflict, and transformation. Recent publications include: “Media portrayals of youth involvement in social change: The roles of agency, praxis, and conflict resolution processes in TV programs”(with Elke Schlote); “The Social Reality Challenge in Youth-made Media”; “The Transgressive Posture: Insights from Nano Discourse into the Ontology of Being a Transgressor”; and, “The Civil Society Organization Media Officer as Critical Communicator” [with Kelly Caringer; in press].

Kelly Caringer is a doctoral candidate in the SIUC College of Mass Communication & Media Arts. His research bridges the political economy of mass media and the sociocultural impact of communication technology. As a 2011 Edison Research Fellow, he investigated the marginalization of innovative technologies.

  • Oct 6th - Conversation with journalist Anna Badkhen

The Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, School of Journalism, Department of Radio-Television, and the Global Media Research Center are pleased to present:

The Other Afghanistan: From the Ground Up

Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 6:00-7:30 pm
Communications Building, Room 1032 @ SIU Carbondale

Please join us for a conversation with Pulitzer Center journalist Anna Badkhen as she describes her immersion in Afghan villages, telling the stories of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances.

Anna Badkhen writes about people in extremis. She is a journalist and the author of Peace Meals: Candy-Wrapped Kalashnikovs and Other War Stories and Waiting for the Taliban. She has covered wars in Asia, Africa, and Europe. Her writing has appeared in many publications, including The New Republic, Foreign Policy, the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Boston Globe. Her wartime journalism won the 2007 Joel R. Seldin Award for reporting on civilians in war zones.

Badkhen has spent the past year and half traveling in northern Afghanistan on a grant from the Pulitzer Center on a project called "Afghanistan by Donkey". She felt that she could only understand the country if she slowed down and lived at an Afghan pace. She spent time doing the everyday things - laundry, preparing food, doing dishes- to give her an inside glimpse into the people and the challenges they faced.

The Pulitzer Center promotes in-depth engagement with global affairs through its sponsorship of quality international journalism across all media platforms and an innovative program of outreach and education.

FREE Event – Open to the Public | For more information, please visit www.gmrc.siu or contact

  • Oct 21st - There and Back Again

Friday, October 21st @ 3:00 pm -- Communications Building, Room 1011 (Anechoic Chamber)

Masters students in the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts are performing a live work for Internet and radio titled There and Back Again on Friday October 21st, at 3:00 pm in the Communications Building, Room 1011 (Anechoic studios). This unique collaboration between the Future Places Festival in Porto Portugal and CMCMA graduate students will take place live in Carbondale, Illinois and Porto, Portugal via the Internet, as a part of Radio Futura.

The Future Places Festival is a digital media arts festival that asks a single question, “…if digital media can do so much for global communication, knowledge and creativity, how can it contribute to local cultural development?” Graduate students currently enrolled in professor Jay Needham’s Audio Arts Studio course have conceived of a live sound work that combines elements of radio drama, sound art and live improvisation. There and Back Again will be performed live to Portugal over the Internet, where it will then be broadcast on local FM radio in Porto.