Webster in the News: Sand mandala, Brown on media consolidation, Preuss at Cori event

Dec. 4, 2017

Recent news media coverage featuring Webster University community members includes:

Brown on Sinclair Media, Consolidation

Jessica Brown, adjunct faculty member in Communications & Journalism in the Webster University School of Communications, was quoted in the West End Word about concerns that Sinclair Media will gain a monopoly on broadcast media in St. Louis and will use that monopoly to spread “fake news."

"Media literacy is a survival skill now; a skill essential to the survival of democracy," said Brown. "People need to study and to act. People underestimate the power of one, and the power of constant communication with station managers, producers, reporters. Speak up about missing voices in stories; or misinformation in news broadcasts.  

"We need to talk to our neighbors, groups we belong to, and our politicians about this," added Brown. "Demand that our media environment remain open to the public and that a local community's myriad voices be heard."

Brown has taught media literacy at the college level for 14 years and is founder of the Gateway Media Literacy Partners.

Read the West End Word article here.

HEC TV Features Sand Mandala at Webster

HEC TV, a network devoted to education, aired a five-minute video about the sand mandala that was created in the University Center this fall. Buddhist monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery in India were on campus for three days in October for the creation of a sand mandala around the theme of world peace and diversity.

The full video from HEC TV can be viewed below or found online here. See previous coverage from the event in this Webster Today post.

Preuss Represents Webster for Cori Dedication

Mary Preuss, associate professor and department chair of Biological Sciences, helped mark the proclamation of Oct. 23 as Gerty and Carl Cori Day in Glendale, Missouri, where the Coris had their home.

Preuss represented neighboring Webster University for the event and proclamation by the mayor, which took place 70 years to the day in 1947 when the couple learned they had won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

Read about the commemoration in Webster-Kirkwood Times coverage.

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