TITLE                                     Media Literacy for a Critical Mass
EVENT                                    Workshop
The LAMP, “Learning About Multimedia Project”, is a non-profit organization creating a grassroots movement to reform and improve media. This is achieved through free media literacy workshops and public events for youth, parents and educators.


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Katherine Fry is a professor of media studies in the Department of Television and Radio at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. She earned her Ph.D. in Mass Media and Communication from Temple University in 1994, and brings to The LAMP many years of experience teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in media history, criticism, theory and research methods. She has an extensive background in curriculum development. In addition to her teaching, Dr. Fry’s publications include the following books: Constructing the Heartland: Television News and Natural Disaster (2003, Hampton Press); and Identities in Context: Media, Myth, Religion in Space and Time (2008, Hampton Press). She has also published articles and contributed to books about communication technology and psychological well-being, television news, advertising and popular culture and radio. Her current research is in the history of news and in the future of news from the audience perspective. Fry is a member of the Board of Directors of the New York State Communication Association, and holds memberships with, and regularly presents on panels for, the International Communication Association and theMedia Ecology Association.

WHEN                                    August 20, 2011
461 W 126 Street

Harlem, NY