Invited talk by the Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China. Dr. Meng was invited to share research insights on communication practice and fake news. The talk centers on how fake news could be monitored and identified, and how communication professionals could use their expertise and knowledge to foster a trusted and transparent communication environment. This talk is part of the series, “Grappling with Global Corporate Communication Challenges,” in the Bilingual Corporate Communication program, hosted and organized by the Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China.
Jay Hamilton organized and led a panel titled “Mass Communication and Transnational Resistance: Independent Media Centers 20 Years On” at the Union for Democratic Communications international conference in Oakland. The panelists addressed the chequered legacy of IMCs, their growth and decline, their form and practice of online/online-assisted social activism since their emergence in Seattle 1999 during the global-justice action against the WTO, and the extent of its contributions to what media activism today and the foreseeable future might still be.