Global Media Industry Speaker Series

Global Media Industries Speaker Series


Global media are in rapid transition, challenged by and co-evolving with large social forces such as globalization and technological advancements. Great challenges bring unprecedented opportunities for organizational innovation, entrepreneurship, and social changes. New theoretical and methodological perspectives are required to grasp the complex interaction between media, communication, and society at the global scale, especially how states, markets, and organizations shape and are shaped by disruptive innovations in media production, distribution, and usage.

The Department of Radio-Television-Film (RTF) in the Moody College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin has one of the top-ranked global media studies programs in the U.S. and beyond. Peer institutions, like the University of Pennsylvania, University of Southern California, Northwestern University, or University of Wisconsin, frequently bring in prominent global media scholars for colloquia, lectures, or workshops.

The Global Media Industries Speaker Series aims to bring scholars and practitioners to UT Austin to discuss the latest trends of global media with UT faculty and students. Articulating interdisciplinary, global and network perspectives, it will facilitate professional development of graduate students in RTF, the Moody College of Communication, and other UT units.

The 2017-2018 Global Media Industries Speaker Series is sponsored by the Graduate School’s Fund for Academic Enrichment, the Department of Radio-TV-Film, and the professorships of Sharon Strover, Karin Wilkins, and Joseph Straubhaar.

The Global Media Industries Speaker Series is organized by Dr. Wenhong Chen with the assistance of PhD students Maria Skouras and Gejun Huang.

Latest Videos

Spring 2019

Jan. 31 - Terry Flew

Creative Industries Professor, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
3:30 PM - BMC 5.208

Fall 2018

Aug. 30 - Amelia Arsenault

Senior Advisor, Research and Evaluation, U.S. Department of State and Assistant Professor, Georgia State University
3:30 PM - BMC 5.208

Oct. 25 - Miranda Banks

Associate Professor, Department of Visual Arts & Media Arts, Emerson University
3:30 PM - BMC 5.102

Nov. 15 - Hector Amaya

Professor, Department of Media Studies, University of Virginia
3:30 PM - BMC 5.208

Spring 2018

Jan. 25 - Tom Schatz

Professor, UT Dept of Radio-TV-FIlm
3:30 PM - CMA 5.136

Feb. 15 - Amanda D. Lotz

Professor of Communication Studies and Screen Arts and Cultures, University of Michigan
11 AM - CMA 5.136

Feb. 22 - Lu Yi

PhD '16, The University of Texas at Austin
3:30 PM - CMA 5.136

Mar. 6 - danah boyd

Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research; Founder, Data & Society; Visiting Professor, New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program
5 pm - BMC 1.202
Co-sponsored with Media Ethics Initiative

Mar. 29 - Dal Yong Jin

Professor in the School of Communication, Simon Fraser University
3:30 PM - CMA 5.136

Apr. 12 - David J. Firestein

Founding Executive Director, China Public Policy Center; Clinical Professor of Public Affairs
3:30 PM - CMA 5.136

Fall 2017

Oct. 12 - Joe Straubhaar

Professor, UT Dept of Radio-TV-FIlm

Nov. 9 - Shanti Kumar

Professor, UT Dept of Radio-TV-FIlm