FDU Film and Discussion Series- “Weapons of Mass Deception”

Madison, NJ (March 8, 2005)— Danny Schechter, two time Emmy-winner and executive producer of Globalvision, will screen his film "Weapons of Mass Deception" at Fairleigh Dickinson University. The presentation, sponsored by the Department of English, Communication & Philosophy, will take place 6-9p.m. on Monday, March 21, 2005 at FDU’s College at Florham, 285 Madison Avenue (Route 124), Madison, in Lenfell Hall of the Mansion.

The two-hour independent non-fiction film will be followed by a lecture. The film addresses propaganda techniques employed in the Iraqi conflict that caused different countries to see different wars. It asks the questions that Schecter's media colleagues refused to confront before, during and after the war. WMD tracks the media war through February 2004, featuring footage from inside Iraq and inside the media.

Schechter, who specializes in investigative reporting, was a Nieman Fellow in Journalism at Harvard University, and radio news director turned CNN and ABC News Producer. He is now an award-winning independent investigative journalist and filmmaker as well as an author. He has written "Embedded: Weapons of Mass Deception: How the Media Failed to Cover the Iraq War" and "Media Wars: News at a Time of Terror" and has appeared in leading newspapers and magazines including the "The Nation," "Newsday," "Boston Globe," "Columbia Journalism Review," "Media Studies Journal," "Detroit Free Press," "VillageVoice," "Tikkun," "Z," and many others.

Schechter is the executive editor of MediaChannel.org, the world's largest online media issues network, and recipient of the Society of Professional Journalists' 2001 Award for Excellence in Documentary Journalism. He has reported from 49 countries and lectured at many schools and universities. The presentation, open to the public, is part of the Schering-Plough Executive Lecture Series, offered by the MA in Corporate and Organizational Communication.

For more information contact ccomgradassistant@yahoo.com or gradford@fdu.edu.

English, Communication, and Philosophy

Frederick W. Springer III

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