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Dr. Henry Jenkins Visits WKU

Dr. Henry Jenkins Visits WKU

Dr. Henry Jenkins, author of Convergence Culture and other books about the impact of digital technology on our society, will be on campus on Wednesday, September 28th compliments of the School of Journalism & Broadcasting.

Dr. Jenkins will cover a broad range of topics including civic media and the use of digital technology in the classrooms. MIT’s Sam Ford and  Henry Jenkins — are also authors of the book “Spreadable Media.” The book discusses the changing role of the audience in an environment of increasingly pervasive digital content, and understanding the effects of participatory media on society, politics, and culture from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the Gary Ransdell Hall Auditorium.

Below is Henry’s complete schedule for Sept. 28th, 2011. Please use our Contact Form for any questions about Dr. Jenkins’ visit.

9:10 a.m. – 12:25

Civic Media Colloquium

BCOM 201(host), J201, J232 and BCOM 185 sections

Topic: Civic Media

Go here for more information –

MMTH 236

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Media Literacy Colloquium

Topic: New Media Literacies

Go here for more information – and

MMTH Auditorium

7:00 – 9:00

iMedia Colloquium

Topic: Spreadable Media

Go here for more information –

Gary Ransdell Hall Auditorium

Of particular note is the Civic Media Colloquium. This event, hosted by our colleague Dick Taylor and the students of BCOM 201, will feature Henry in “open mike” mode discussing one of his favorite topics. Students can “drop in” during any of the three sessions, conveniently partitioned according to the class schedule for Wednesday morning (9:10 – 10:05; 10:20 – 11:15; 11:30 – 12:25). Henry will provide a short overview at the beginning of each session, then roll with a discussion format for the balance of the time. Here are a couple of links you might want to provide your students for background:

What is Civic Media? –

Random Acts of Journalism: Defining Civic Media –

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