The Media And Commercialism with Carrie McLaren and Gary Ruskin. McLaren self-publishes Stay Free!, a magazine about American media and consumer culture. She works at the Berkeley Carroll School, and is also the curator of the upcoming Illegal Art exhibit, which looks at the effect of copyright law on freedom of expression.
Ruskin is executive director of Commercial Alert, which he co-founded with Ralph Nader. He is also director of the Congressional Accountability Project, which opposes corruption in the U.S. Congress. He is author of Why They Whine: How Corporations Prey on Our Children, Bush's War on Children, and Let's Keep Advertising and Market Research out of the Classroom.
Media Education with Sut Jhally. Jhally is well known for his controversial and award-winning film Dreamworlds: Desire/Sex/Power in Music Video (over which MTV threatened to sue). The Los Angeles Times called the film "a scathing examination of pop video's use and abuse of women." As the founder and executive director of The Media Education Foundation he is also the producer of another dozen films dealing with issues from commercialism and popular culture to violence and gender.
Labor reporting with Frank Emspak, Professor in the department of Labor Education, University of Wisconsin Extension. For the last 10 years Frank has been teaching and working with unions and prior to 1991 he was the project director of the Massachusetts Center for Applied technology - one of the first manufacturing extension services in the country.
Michael Delli Carpini, author
The Eroding Boundaries Between News and Entertainment with Michael Delli Carpini, author of What Americans Know About Politics and Why It Matters; and Bruce Williams, author of Democracy, Dialogue, and Environmental Disputes and professor at the Institute of Communications Research at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Local music with Larry Williams, owner of WWHP, Phil Strang, owner of Record Service, and Holly Rushakoff, music host on WEFT, and writer for CU Cityview.
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Public Relations, with John Stauber, investigative writer and founder of the Center for Media & Democracy.
Danielle Chynoweth and Sascha Meinrath
The Independent Media Center Movement, with Danielle Chynoweth and Sascha Meinrath, founding members of the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center.
Yuezhi Zhao and Dan Schiller
The Chinese Media System, with Yuezhi Zhao, professor in the School of Communications at Simon Fraser University; and Dan Schiller, professor in the Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences and the Institute of Communications Research, University of Illinois.
Kristina Borjesson and Gary Webb
Kristina Borjesson, independent writer, producer, and co-host of the Expert Witness Radio Show; and Gary Webb, investigative reporter.
Jim Hightower, commentator and populist