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4th Annual M.Ed.I.A.Day
Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - 10:00am to Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - 6:00pm

Title: The 4th Annual MEdIA Day at Portland State University

Date: April 30, 2008

Time and Venue: 10:00 am - 6:00pm on the second floor of the Smith Memorial Student Union building.

Portland, OR. USA (April, 2008) - The 4th Annual MEdIA Day at Portland State University will be held April 30th, 2008 from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm on the second floor of the Smith Memorial Student Union building. MEdIA (Media Education In Action) Day is an effort to educate and empower the public by promoting awareness and motivating social change. MEdIA Day is an all day event designed to inform the Portland community about current media issues and inspire them to apply this knowledge to their daily media consumption.

The event will include panel discussions, educational booths, a daylong film festival, and live music. Each year this event is supported by local companies, artists, musicians and the University.

This year's MEdIA Day will focus on topics that include children and the media, media ownership and independent media, politics in the media, media content, and the upcoming DTV conversion. There will be a number of panel discussions, films with discussions, and games to provide a fun and educational atmosphere. This year's MEdIA Day will have media professionals providing insight and opinions regarding media related topics. A variety of information and resources supporting independent media will be provided at the educational booths for attendees.

MEdIA Day will run from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm on Wednesday April 30th, 2008. It will take place on the second floor of the Smith Memorial Student Union on the Portland State University Campus. For more information and a detailed schedule of events please visit

Portland State University
Department of Communication

MEdIA Day Schedule of Events

April 30, 2008

Exhibits Room

There will be displays and activities going on throughout the day. Feel free to explore at your leisure.

Panels Room

Several groups have scheduled panelists to provide their insight on the group's research topics.
10:00am-11:00am Media Censorship within Print, TV, and Radio
11:30am-12:30pm Media and Technology Presentation
1:00pm-2:00pm Ownership and Public Access
2:30pm-3:30pm Music and Media: Whose voice do we really hear?
4:00pm-5:00pm Media and Politics

Films Room

Groups have also prepared films and discussions in order to inform and converse about the research topics.
10:00am-11:00am Constructing Public Opinion
11:00am-12:30pm Modern Marvels: the History of the Television
12:30pm-3:00pm Media Content

3:00pm-4:00pm Children & Media
4:00pm-5:30pm Rich Media Poor Democracy and excerpts from Outfoxed