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Digital Media at the Crossroads

On Thursday, September 22, 2011 from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Champlain College, Alumni Auditorium, Jeff Chester of the Center for Digital Democracy will speak on how marketers track online and digital footprints, threats to privacy and dramatic changes in the delivery of news, information and entertainment. Digital Media at the Crossroads: Content & Control in the Internet Era is free and open to the public.

Chester explores the latest developments in technologically advanced personalized data targeting, the role of the leading online marketing companies, new approaches to policy, its impact on diverse and progressive media content, and implications for the future of democracy and human rights.

Jeff Chester is the Executive Director of the Center for Digital Democracy, a Washington, DC-based organization dedicated to “fostering democratic expression and consumer protection in the digital media era.” He has been referred to by Bill Moyers as the “Paul Revere for the media reform movement.” He brings 20 years of media reform activism and experience from his work promoting the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act to his naming in 2011 as the “Domestic Privacy Champion” by the Electronic Privacy Information Center.

Register here: http://mymediavt.net/

Presented by VCAM, RETN & Channel 17/ Town Meeting Television in partnership with CCTV Center for Media & Democracy, ACLU-Vermont, Cham­plain College/Emergent Media Center, Vermont Library Association, Vermont School Library Association, and UVM Libraries. Media Sponsors include: Seven Days, The Radiator, Front Porch Forum, Vermont Commons, and Big Heavy World

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