We write and teach under the shadow of a staggering truth: almost every fact we convey can be looked up online. Given that, how should one write a mass communication textbook that seeks to introduce students to the media world that surrounds them? What can a textbook add to the lives of wired students? Professor David Mindich will offer brief remarks and lead an informal discussion about the topic.
About the speaker
David T.Z. Mindich is the chair of the journalism department at the Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University. The author of three books and numerous articles, Mindich was named Vermont Professor of the Year in 2006. Before coming to Temple, he worked as an assignment editor for CNN, earned a doctorate in American Studies from New York University and was a professor and department chair at Saint Michael’s College. He has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times and more. Mindich's third book is The Mediated World: A New Approach to Mass Communication and Culture.
Mindich founded Jhistory, an Internet group for journalism historians, in 1994. In 2002, the AEJMC awarded Mindich the Krieghbaum Under-40 Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research, Teaching and Public Service. In 2006, CASE and the Carnegie Foundation named Mindich the Vermont Professor of the Year. In 2011, he was named New England Journalism Educator of the Year by the New England Newspaper & Press Association.