FORA.tv Speaker - Lance Bennett
W. Lance Bennett is Professor of Political Science and Ruddick C. Lawrence Professor of Communication at the University of Washington in Seattle where he directs the Center for Communication and Civic Engagement.
The focus of his work is on how communication processes affect citizen identifications and engagement with politics. Specific research areas include: press-government relations; the role of news in governance; models of civic learning and online civic engagement; Web-based political information networks; digital media and global activism; and the commercialization of national news and media systems.
His publications include Mediated Politics: Communication in the Future of Democracy, News: The Politics of Illusion, When the Press Fails: Political Power and the News Media from Iraq to Katrina and Civic Life Online: Learning How Digital Media Can Engage Youth.
09.04.08 | 01:20:36 min
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