Media analyst to give lecture at SUNY New Paltz on Feb. 6
NEW PALTZ -- Rachel Coen, a media analyst with Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR), will give a lecture titled "Media Coverage of Civil Liberties and Dissent" at 7 p.m. on Feb. 6 in the Coykendall Science Building on the SUNY New Paltz campus.
The lecture will address the mainstream media post-Sept. 11, and its reluctance to critically analyze the Bush administration's "war on terror." Coen will discuss media coverage of the USA Patriot Act, a bill passed after 9/11, and more broadly, the media's coverage of dissent.
Coen contributes regularly to FAIR's quarterly, Extra, and has been interviewed by a wide range of media outlets, including National Public Radio (NPR), the Los Angeles Times, Columbia Journalism Review and the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
The lecture is sponsored by The 911 Response Planning Committee, Sociology Department, Women's Studies Program, Honors Program, SA Funded Center for Peace and Social Justice, and the Journalism Program.
For more information, contact Denise Bauer of the Women's Studies Department at (845) 257-3505, or visit www.newpaltz.edu/sociology.
Located in the heart of a dynamic college town, 90 minutes from metropolitan New York City, the State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective college of about 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
One of the most well-regarded public colleges in the nation, New Paltz delivers an extraordinary number of majors in Business, Liberal Arts, Sciences, Engineering, Fine and Performing Arts and Education.
New Paltz embraces its culture as a community where talented and independent minded people from around the world create close personal links with real scholars and artists who love to teach.