All posts tagged with 'social movements'
3:15 p.m., Saturday, April 14, room 407
Faculty respondent: Nitin Sawhney (bio)
I am third year doctoral student in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. My main research interest consist of critical studies into the notion of “information” in realms of cognition, politics and media. In exploring how the notion is constructed, whether prescriptively or descriptively, I have used various concepts and phenomena, including: rhetoric, uncertainty, social movements, propaganda, trust, credibility, civil society, and democracy.
Stephen Gordon Foster Smith is a student in the Master’s in Media Studies program at Concordia University in Montreal. After earning Bachelor degrees in History (McGill, Montreal) and Journalism (King’s College, Halifax), Stephen worked as a reporter for the Ottawa Citizen and the National Post. He then moved to Montreal, where he worked in media relations with the international human rights organization, Rights & Democracy. Stephen’s principal interest is the relationship between the mainstream news media and social movements, and in particular the journalist as protagonist / antagonist of social change.