Seminar: Media representation of persons with disabilities

Great FREE event happening on Tuesday night 6pm-7pm, Media Representation of Disability with Professor at the University of Melbourne.

Beth Haller is Professor of Journalism/New Media and the Graduate Director of the Communication Management master’s program in the Department of Mass Communication & Communication Studies at Towson University in Maryland, where she has been a full-time faculty member since 1996. She is the author of Representing Disability in an Ableist World: Essays on Mass Media (Advocado Press, 2010). She is also the former co-editor of the Society for Disability Studies’ scholarly journal, Disability Studies Quarterly, (2003-2006). She is adjunct faculty for the City University of New York’s Disability Studies master’s program and for York University’s Critical Disability Studies graduate program in Toronto.

Haller currently maintains a blog on disability issues in the news, Media dis&dat. She has been researching media images of disability since 1991, when she did a master’s thesis at the University of Maryland-College Park on the coverage of Deaf persons in The Washington Post and New York Times. Her Ph.D. dissertation at Temple University investigated elite news media coverage of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

RSVP here.

This venue is wheelchair accessible.

University of Melbourne
234 Queensberry St
219 Theatre
Carlton, VIC 3053

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (AEDT)

This event will be audio-recorded. The recording and a transcript will be made available on within a few days of its conclusion.

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