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    Dr. Paul Boin
    Room 4105 Lambton Tower
    University of Windsor
    Windsor, ON Canada N9B 3P4
    (519) 253-3000 ext. 2893


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    NEWS RELEASE: March 19th, 2007

    Major International Media Conference Coming To Windsor
    Chomsky, Herman, Goodman, McChesney, Jhally, K'naan
    (& more) Among Internationally Renowned Media Scholars
    and Journalists to Attend Event (www.uwindsor.ca/propaganda)
    20 Years of Propaganda?
    Critical Evidence and Discussion Regarding the Ongoing Relevance of the Herman & Chomsky Propaganda Model

    Internationally renown media scholars and journalists (Noam Chomsky, Edward Herman, Amy Goodman, Sut Jhally, Robert McChesney, Judy Rebick, Antonia Zerbisias, Robert Hackett, Peter Phillips, Robert Jensen, John Downing and many more), and Juno Award winning musical guest K'naan will be coming to Windsor (Canada) for a special media conference May 15-17, 2007 (see brief biographical information below).

    This special conference 20 Years of Propaganda? (See: www.uwindsor.ca/propaganda), hosted by the University of Windsor Communication Studies Program, will mark the 20th Anniversary of the publishing of the book Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of Mass Communication (Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky, Pantheon, 1988/2001), by critically examining the ongoing relevance of the Propaganda Model (Five Filters: ownership, advertising, sources, flak, ideology) as a way of understanding and improving 21st century media and society.

    Conference Chair and University of Windsor Communication Studies Professor, Dr. Paul Boin, states "I've been overwhelmed by the amount of international interest that this event has drawn." The conference is shaping up wonderfully, and will likely be one of the most significant international gatherings that the University of Windsor has ever had." Media scholars from throughout Canada, the U.S., and world wide will be in attendance. "This conference provides a unique opportunity for some of the foremost media scholars in the world to engage in a critical and multi-disciplinary analysis and debate of our present media system, and to propose solutions for positive media and democratic change."

    While the conference itself has a limited registration (register via www.uwindsor.ca/propaganda), approximately 1,000 additional tickets will be made available to the public for the final night (May 17, 2007) of the conference where Noam Chomsky will be speaking and K'nann performing at the St. Clair Centre for the Arts (formerly the Cleary/Chrysler Theatre). For these tickets call the St. Clair/Chrysler Box office: 800-387-9181 (local Tel: 519-252-6579) [Tickets for Noam Chomsky are $24.50 (5:00PM, Thur. May 17), Tickets for K'naan are $18.50 (8:15PM, Thur. May 17). Conference registrants have these tickets included in their registration fee]

    The Conference Will be Featuring:

    NOAM CHOMSKY: Co-author of Manufacturing Consent; Author of over 70 books; Most cited scholar in world; etc…
    EDWARD HERMAN: Co-author of Manufacturing Consent; The Global Media; Author of Myth of the Liberal Media; etc….
    AMY GOODMAN: Host of Pacifica Radio's DemocracyNOW!, Author of The Exception to the Rulers; Static etc…
    SUT JHALLY: Founding Director of the Media Education Foundation; Co-Author Social Communication in Advertising; etc…
    ROBERT McCHESNEY: Founding President of Free Press; Author of Rich Media, Poor Democracy; The Problem of The Media etc..
    JUDY REBICK: Founding publisher of Rabble.ca; TV Co-Host of Face Off; Author of Imagine Democracy; etc...
    ANTONIA ZERBISIAS: Media Columnist at the Toronto Star, TV Co-Host of Inside Media; etc…
    ROBERT HACKETT: Author of News and Dissent; Co-Author of Remaking Media; The Missing News; Sustaining Democracy; etc…
    SHELDON RAMPTON: Editor of PR Watch; Co-Author of Weapons of Mass Deception; Trust Us, We're Experts; etc…
    PETER PHILLIPS: Founding Director of Project Censored, President of Media Freedom Foundation; Author of Censored 2006 etc..
    ROBERT JENSEN: Author of Writing Dissent; Citizens of Empire; The Heart of Whiteness; etc…
    JOHN DOWNING: Director of the Global Media Research Center; Author of Radical Media; The Media Machine; etc…
    JANET WASCO: Author of Understanding Disney; Television Studies; Co-Author of The Political Economy of Information; etc…
    JAMES WINTER: Author of Democracy's Oxygen; Media Think; Common Cents; Co-Author of The Big Black Book etc…
    ROBIN ANDERSON: Director of Peace and Justice Studies (Fordham); Author of A Century of Media, A Century of War; etc…
    AUGIE FLERAS: Author of Media Communication in Canada; Co-Author of Media and; Author of The Politics of Indigineity; etc…
    OLIVER BOYD-BARRETT: Author of Globalization, Media, and Empire; Co-Editor of The Globalization of News; etc…
    K'NAAN: Juno Award Winning Singer/Songwriter; and Socially Conscious Somali-Canadian Folk/Rap/Reggae Artist etc…
    & over 30 other scholars/journalists
    For more information contact:

    Dr. Paul D. Boin, Conference Chair www.uwindsor.ca/propaganda
    Chair, Graduate Program in Communication and Social Justice
    Communication Studies Professor , University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9B 3P4
    Email: pboin@uwindsor.ca Tel: 519-253-3000 ext. 2893