Friday, January 14, 2011

Digital Media and Democracy-RESCHEDULED

Digital technologies are transforming media in a variety of dramatic ways. To learn more about this transformation, come to Bernardsville Public Library on Wednesday, February 23 at 7:00 pm to hear Prof. John Pavlik of Rutgers University speak about digital media and democracy.

Prof. Pavlik will discuss what is perhaps most significant for consumers: media are increasingly interactive, multimedia, on-demand and mobile. For citizens, the digital transformation of media reflect these changes, but there is also an increasingly pay landscape where democracy may be shaped as much by economic realities as informational needs. Privacy, civility and censorship are other vital challenges in an increasingly global media system in the 21st century digital age.John V. Pavlik is Chair of the Department of Journalism and Media Studies in the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, where he is also Director of the Journalism Resources Institute. He has written widely on journalism, media and technology. Among his books are Converging Media (co-authored with Shawn McIntosh), published in 2010 by Oxford University Press. His previous books include The People's Right to Know (co-edited with Frederick Williams). Prof. Pavlik's Ph.D. in Mass Communication is from the University of Minnesota in 1983.

There is no charge to attend the program, but advance sign-up is requested. Register online at and follow the link under Adult Programs, or call the library at 908-766-0118 to sign up.

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