Media Literacy Week
November 5 - 10, 2017
"Inclusion in a Connected World"
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About the Moderator
Gary Hicks' research focuses on the impact of media on society's marginalized communities. He has done qualitative studies of media portrayals of lesbians and gay men, immigrants, and the disabled. His current research focuses on media portrayals of those suffering mental illness. His framework for studying these groups includes ethical theory, as well as critical and cultural theories. Because of his background as a newspaper reporter and as an associate producer in the southwest bureau of The MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour, he works to make his research relevant and applicable to the real-world work of media practitioners.