Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Jeremy Scahill, HBO's Election Correspondent with Bill Maher, comes to Park

"Independent Media in the Era of Conglomerates"
Tuesday, December 2
Park Auditorium 7:30 PM

Few journalists have raised as much hell in such a youthful career as Jeremy Scahill. The regular contributor to Democracy Now! and The Nation, and election correspondent for HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, will give a presentation on Tuesday, December 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Park Auditorium. Scahill will discuss "The Importance of Independent Media in the Era of Conglomerates."

Scahill has won the prestigious George Polk Award twice. He won this year's Polk Book Award for his best-seller -- Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army -- which sparked federal investigations into private military. Scahill and Amy Goodman received the1998 Polk Award for their radio documentary, Drilling and Killing: Chevron and Nigeria's Oil Dictatorship, exposing the oil company's alliance with a dictatorship that led to the death of two environmental activists. Scahill has reported from Iraq to Yugoslavia to New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. He has appeared on ABC World News, CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, CNN, MSNBC, PBS’s NewsHour and Bill Moyers Journal.

His talk, which is sponsored by the Park Center for Independent Media, is free and open to the public.


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