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The purpose of the panel was to present various perspectives about the current crisis and to inform attendees about the history and current happenings in Syria. Professor Artz lays out
some of the complexity that disappears in the corporate
media rendering of events which trend toward "humanitarian intervention". The two graduate students offer interesting analysis of how well known media techniques are used to shape perception in order to direct opinion toward some end.
Corporate media is first a money making venture and loath
to act against that interest if the truth interferes with the
interests of a benefactor or undercuts advertising or infotainment sales.
Communications graduate students, Christian Lutes, and Raquel Williams present critical analysis of news coverage and Netflix infotainment about Syria.
Professor Lee Artz moderates.
Communications Dept - Purdue University
National Communication Association’s honor society, Lambda Pi Eta
Union for Democratic Communication
Syrian American Will Association
Hoosiers for Progress
Q&A suffers from single lav mic positioned at the speakers table. Recording stops about half way when it was necessary
to depart. Even so one gets an idea of the confusion and intensity with which some of the beliefs are held from which people desire to promote what they see as principled and advocate for humanitarian action.