Archive for March, 2008

‘communication studies’ on wikipedia

March 10, 2008

the ‘communication studies‘ page on wikipedia is not particularly impressive. I’ve added some history and Tom Glazier have fiddled a bit with some concepts. Anyone who can chip in an hour, please go do some collective PR, and leave your mark on the discipline…

Power and Architecture: The Construction of Capitals, NYU, March 13, 06:00pm-08:00pm

March 10, 2008

Spring 2008 Max Weber Lecture Series, “Power and Architecture: The Construction of Capitals”

Thursday, March 13, 2008, 6:00-8:00pm

“Images of Power: The European Union and its Architecture”

Juergen Neyer, Viadrina European University (Frankfurt/Oder, Germany)

This lecture takes place at Deutsches Haus at 42 Washington Mews

Parliaments are not simply buildings–they are concrete and visible representations of political power. This talk analyzes the German Bundestag and the European Parliament and shows that a comparison of the two buildings provides important insights for understanding the political system of the European Union.

The Max Weber lecture series is co-sponsored by Deutsches Haus at NYU and The Center for European and Mediterranean Studies at NYU.

The Center for European and Mediterranean Studies at NYU

285 Mercer St, 7th Floor

New York, NY 10003

(212) 998-3838

discussion of benkler’s ‘wealth of networks’, march 12, 01:00pm-03:00pm

March 7, 2008

the prominent economist Anna Schwartz and Ben Peters (phd student, Columbia) will be give short presentations to kick of a discussion of Yochai Benkler’s ‘Wealth of Networks’ [get the book here]. All are welcome.

It takes place at Columbia, Wednesday, March 12th, in 107B from 1.15 – 3pm.

panel discussion of I.F. Stone at NYU, March 12, 06:00pm-07:30pm

March 7, 2008

the independent journalism of I. F. Stone

on the 100th anniversary of his birth

a panel discussion and celebration at
New York University
March 12, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
reception (wine & hors d’oeuvre) 7:30 to 8 p.m.
20 Cooper Square (3rd Avenue at 5th Street), New York, 7th floor
The late I. F. Stone, a crusading investigative journalist,
published his own weekly in Washington from 1953 to 1971.
Information about his life and examples of his writings can be
found at (soon to become


  • Robert Kaiser (associate editor and former managing editor of the Washington Post);
  • Myra MacPherson (author of All Governments Lie: The Life and Times of Rebel Journalist I. F. Stone and former reporter for the Washington Post);
  • Peter Osnos (founder of PublicAffairs books and former assistant to Stone);
  • D. D. Guttenplan (London editor of The Nation and author of the forthcoming American Radical: The Life and Times of I.F. Stone);

with comments by Jeremy J. Stone (the elder son of I. F. Stone) and Robert Giles (curator of the Nieman Foundation, Harvard); moderated by Mitchell Stephens (professor, New York University).

rsvp to: Katharine Panuska:

‘Democratic Theory and the History of Communication’, Paul Starr at Columbia, March 7

March 4, 2008

Friday March 7, 12-2pm, Paul Starr (Princeton) will speak about ‘Democratic Theory and the History of Communication’.

The colloquium takes place in room 107b in the Graduate School of Journalism.

Absolutely no refreshments will be served. None. So come equipped. I hope to see many of you there.