October 18, 2005

Speaker will explore media's effect on globalization

by Tim Crosby

CARBONDALE, IL -- An expert on the power of mass media's effect on globalization will present his views during a lecture and discussion later this month at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Patrick Murphy, a professor teaching various communication courses at SIU Edwardsville, will discuss "The Place of Media Power in the Study of Reception." The event is set for 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at the Kleinau Theatre, on the second floor of the Communications Building.

SIUC's Global Media Research Center, within the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts, and the Department of Speech Communication are sponsoring the presentation.

Murphy has taught transnational media, critical-cultural communication theory, documentary media and video production at SIUE since 1994. He has worked professionally as a producer, director, camera operator and editor in both educational and documentary video production.

Murphy studied the relationship between mass media and globalization, specifically the way television transformed the lives of the poor and working class in Latin America. He received a Fulbright-Garcia Robles Fellowship in 1993 to study media reception and culture in Mexico and is a member of the International Communications Association and the National Communication Association.

Developing citizen-leaders with global perspectives is among the goals of Southern at 150: Building Excellence Through Commitment, the blueprint the University is following as it approaches its 150th anniversary in 2019.