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Dr. David Weiss a panelist for the film and discussion series examining journalism

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posted: Mon Aug 13 2018 15:52:59

Fake News! Journalism Goes to Hollywood film and discussion series continues August 19 at the historic KiMo Theatre with "Spotlight.”

"Spotlight," an Academy Award Best Picture winner, is about a team of investigative reporters from The Boston Globe, who exposed a decades-long cover up of sex abuse by Roman Catholic priests and the ensuing shake-up of Boston's religious, legal and government establishment.  Click here for more information.

Following the film, Weekly Alibi Managing editor and film critic, Devin D. O'Leary, will moderate a discussion on the movie’s themes and on the importance of journalism in today’s society. Panelists include Ellen Berkovitch, award-winning journalist, Bruce Daniels, former State Editor for the Albuquerque Journal, and David Weiss, Communications and Media Studies professor. The panel discussion will be followed by questions from the audience.

Dr. Weiss teaches courses in strategic communication, political communication, and media studies. His research interests include media discourse, political and religious communication, and the media and popular culture industries.