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Media Scholar Featured in Forum


UC Riverside Media Scholar Featured in Forum

Toby Miller will appear with former CNN news executive Eason Jordan at Hammer Museum Nov. 9.

(October 29, 2010)

Toby Miller

Toby Miller

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Toby Miller, chair of UC Riverside’s Department of Media and Cultural Studies, will be featured in a forum with former CNN chief news executive Eason Jordan about the role of television networks in political campaigns at UCLA’s Hammer Museum on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m.

The event is free, but tickets are required and are available at the Billy Wilder Theater box office at 6 p.m. on a first come, first served basis. Parking is available under the museum for $3 after 6 p.m. The museum is located at 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles.

“And the Winner is … The TV Networks!” will address whether media monopolies, which receive a large portion of campaign funds, have any incentive to fix a system from which they benefit substantially.

Miller, an internationally known media expert, will examine the medium from which most voters get their political information. Jordan will offer a perspective on the choice between social responsibility and the corporate bottom line.

The moderator is Ian Masters, journalist, author, screenwriter, documentary filmmaker, and host of the radio programs “Background Briefing” and “The Daily Briefing,” which air on KPFK.

The program is part of the Hammer Forum series that addresses current social and political issues.

For more information contact the Hammer Museum at (310) 443-7000; programs@hammer.ucla.edu; or hammer.ucla.edu.

The University of California, Riverside (www.ucr.edu) is a doctoral research university, a living laboratory for groundbreaking exploration of issues critical to Inland Southern California, the state and communities around the world. Reflecting California's diverse culture, UCR's enrollment has exceeded 21,000 students. The campus opened a medical school in 2013 and has reached the heart of the Coachella Valley by way of the UCR Palm Desert Center. The campus has an annual statewide economic impact of more than $1 billion.

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