When the press fails: political power and the news media from Iraq to Katrina
Clothworkers' Centenary Concert Hall
Lance Bennett, Professor of Political Science & Communications, University of Washington, will present the second Jay Blumler Annual lecture, named after the founder of Leeds' famous Centre for Television Studies - now the Institute of Communications Studies.
Lance Bennett received his PhD in political science from Yale University in 1974, and has taught at the University of Washington, where he is Ruddick C. Lawrence Professor Communication and Professor of Political Science. He is also the founder and director of the Center for Communication and Civic Engagement (www.engagedcitizen.org). The Center is dedicated to understanding how communication processes and technologies can enhance citizen engagement with social life, politics, and global affairs.
Bennett has lectured internationally on the importance of media and information systems in civic life. His current research interests include press-government relations and the quality of public information, strategic communication campaigns, communication and the organisation of social movements, transnational activism, and digital media and youth civic engagement.
This event will be followed by a drinks reception. All are welcome.
Clothworkers' Centenary Concert Hall, University of Leeds Campus.