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UK School of Journalism and Media, School of Information Science host public talk on New Deal media activism

The lecture is free and open to the public.
The lecture is free and open to the public.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 27, 2024) — Josh Shepperd will deliver “New Deal Media Activism: The Framework for US Media Theory”  at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, in room 331 of the Gatton Student Center on the University of Kentucky campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Shepperd, an assistant professor of media studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, designs applied policy and public humanities projects for the Library of Congress, serves as a director of the Radio Preservation Task Force and Sound Submissions Project and is the founding associate editor of "Resonance: The Journal of Sound and Culture" (University of California Press).

Shepperd will discuss concepts from his new book, “Shadow of the New Deal: The Victory of Public Broadcasting” and his collaborations with the Library of Congress.

“The question that the book attempts to answer is where did public media come from in the United States and why,” Shepperd said. “What's unique about American public media is that it began with a principle of democracy and a mission statement.”

The event is co-hosted by the UK School of Journalism and Media and the School of Information Science.

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