Smith Memorial Student Union, room 328/9, 1825 SW Broadway
Media drove the Arab Spring and it is a tool in the global spread of terrorism. Now governments are striking back. Pintak explores the battle for hearts, minds and the computer screen
Lawrence Pintak is the founding dean of The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University He is a veteran of more than 30 years in journalism and the media business on four continents who now writes and lectures on America’s relationship with the Muslim world, the role of the media in shaping global perceptions and government policy, the future of journalism in a digital/globalized world, and the responsibilities of reporters covering conflict and social injustice
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