Monday, May 12, 2008

Frank Baker Media Literacy Presentation - Saturday, May 17th

Media literacy expert Frank Baker will be giving a presentation this Saturday, May 17th, from 10:00-11:30 am at the Russell House. This presentation is part of the College of Mass Communications and Information Studies showcase during Spring Reunion weekend. If you would like more information, please refer to the attached press release, or contact Elaine Taylor at

Please join us for this presentation


Erin Long

Erin Long


April 24, 2008


Media Literacy Expert Frank Baker, Dean Charles Bierbauer to Present

During the University of South Carolina’s Spring Reunion Weekend

Frank Baker, award-winning media literacy educator and consultant, will be featured during the University of South Carolina’s Spring Union Weekend, May 16-17, as part of a showcase for the College of Mass Communications and Information Studies. This free event is open to the public.

Baker’s presentation, “Media Literacy: Advice for 21st Century Parents and Grandparents,” is scheduled for May 17th from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. in Russell House. Baker’s first book, Coming Distractions: Questioning Movies, was published in January of 2007 by Capstone Press. The National Cable Television Association recognized Baker for his work in June of 2007, honoring him with the Leaders in Learning Award.

“We are delighted to present Frank Baker as part of our college’s reunion showcase. His expertise and advice is extremely relevant to concerns we share as parents, caretakers and educators,” said Terry Dixon, Director of Development for the college. “Frank will open our eyes about the importance of encouraging our children to think critically about what they see on TV and in the media.”

Charles Bierbauer, Dean of the College of Mass Communications and Information Studies, will give a talk on “Politics and the Media” on March 16th from 3:30 p.m. until 4:45 p.m. at Russell House. While serving as a correspondent for CNN, Bierbauer covered five presidential races.

A reception for alumni and friends is scheduled for May 16th from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Frank McGuire Room of the Athletic Practice Facility. USC mascot Cocky will attend the reception to promote awareness of Cocky’s Reading Express, a state-wide literacy outreach initiative from the School of Library and Information Science that has already reached more than 10,000 children.

To register for any of these events, please contact Elaine Taylor at 803-777-7118 or

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