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CFP: In Media Res (Expired)

2013 March 6
by Steve Rust

IN MEDIA RES

SPRING 2013 CALL FOR CURATORS

Environmental Media – April 22-26, 2013

 CALL: To coincide with Earth Day, this theme week focuses on the representation of environmental issues in the media. Since 1970, the first Earth Day holiday, environmental activism has come to include an increasing number of issues like clean air, endangered species, and clean water. We encourage proposals that have equally diverse approaches to the environment and media.

Possible topics include:

  • News coverage of environmental policy
  • Social networking and environmental activism
  • NBC Universal’s “Green is Universal” campaign
  • Local/sustainable food culture

We welcome discussion of any of these questions or any other that arise around the topic.

Proposals may be brief, but do be sure to describe the topic and key question(s) to be explored.  Please submit your proposal by March 11. If interested, please contact In Media Res (inmediares.gsu@gmail.com) with topic proposals or for more information about the theme.  Be sure to include the name of the theme week you would like to be involved with in the subject line of the email.

Academics, journalists, critics, media professionals and fans are all welcome to submit proposals.

The actual piece will include either a 30-second to 3-minute clip, an image, or a slideshow that will be accompanied by a 300 to 350 word response to/contextualization of your clip, image, or slideshow. In addition to the your piece, you will be expected to engage the other pieces presented that week to encourage discussion and further flesh out the individual topic in relation to the week’s theme.

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