Media and Society Lecture Series: 2016-2017

  • Julie Snyder

    Julie Snyder

    Saturday, October 22nd at Kresge Town Hall, 10:30am. RSVP required.

    This year’s UCSC Alumni Achievement Awardee chats with students about her roots at Kresge College, her career in broadcast journalism,  her work as producer of This American Life, and her award-winning podcast SERIAL. *Co-sponsored by University Relations.

  • Mimi Lok

    Mimi Lok

    Thursday, November 17th at the Media Theater at UCSC, 7:10-8:45pm.

    Activist and advocate for undocumented Americans Mimi Lok discusses her acclaimed oral history series Voices of Witness, co-founded by Dave Eggers and published by McSweeneys. Co-presenting with co-editor Corrine Goria. An excerpt from Underground America is available here

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    Anna Maria Barry-Jester

    Tuesday, November 22nd at 6:30pm, Kresge Town Hall

    With journalism ranging from election analysis to food systems to prison justice, FiveThirtyEight’s Anna Maria Barry-Jester offers perspectives on this year’s politics, media, and the future of electoral journalism. Co-sponsored with Porter College. She will be discussing this reading: http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/what-went-wrong-in-flint-water-crisis-michigan/ at the talk.

  • Robert Irion

    Robert Irion

    Tuesday, April 11th at 6:30pm, Kresge Seminar Room 159

    Robert Irion will discuss highlights of his 30-year career in science writing, journalism, and education. He is known for his reporting in astronomy and planetary science, including cover stories in National Geographic, Smithsonian, Discover, New Scientist, and other major magazines. He will describe highlights of his field reporting for these articles, as well as his experiences in working with Neil deGrasse Tyson on their coauthored book One Universe: At Home in the Cosmos. Advance reading material can be found here and here.

  • Ian Sherr

    Ian Sherr

    Tuesday, May 2nd at 6:30pm, Kresge Seminar Room 159

    Reuters and The Wall Street Journal contributor Ian Sherr--also a Kresge College and City on a Hill Press alum--discusses the evolving role of technology in society and social dialogue, and its impacts on his current leadership of CNET News.