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Lecture-Concert Series presents media critic Mark Glaser, Thursday, March 27

March 6, 2008 -- Media critic, journalist, and new media expert Mark Glaser is the Mark Glaser, media critic, journalist, and new media expert, will present "Mediashift: How Technology and the Internet are Changing Our Media World," on Thursday, March 27, as part of ASU's Lecture-Concert Series.featured speaker in the 11th event of Arkansas State University’s 2007-2008 Lecture-Concert Series. Glaser will present a lecture, “Mediashift: How Technology and the Internet are Changing Our Media World,” on Thursday, March  27, at 7 p.m. in ASU’s Student Union Auditorium, 101 N. Caraway Road, Jonesboro. The Lecture-Concert Series presents diverse programs to enrich the cultural life of the campus, community, and region. All Lecture-Concert Series performances are free and open to the public. This presentation is co-sponsored by the College of Communications at ASU.

The student chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and The Herald will host a reception for Glaser at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 27, in Room 224 (The Herald Office). The reception will provide an opportunity for members of the campus community to visit with Glaser one-on-one and to ask questions.

Mark Glaser is a longtime freelance journalist and critic whose long and winding career includes columns on hip-hop, reviews of videogames, travel stories, and humor columns that poked fun at the titans of technology. He hosts, edits, and writes the MediaShift blog for PBS, covering how the Internet and new technologies are changing the culture of the media.

In past lives, Glaser has written columns on the Internet and technology for the Los Angeles Times, CNET and HotWired, and has written features for the New York Times, Conde Nast Traveler, Entertainment Weekly, the San Jose Mercury News, and many other mainstream and sidestream publications. He was the lead writer for the award-winning "Media Grok" daily e-mail newsletter of the former online publication, the Industry Standard, and was named a finalist for a 2004 Online Journalism Award in the Online Commentary category for his weekly column in the University of Southern California Annenberg School of Communication’s publication, Online Journalism Review. He still writes Intelligence Report, an e-mail newsletter from the Online Publishers Association.

Glaser received a Bachelor of Journalism and a Bachelor of Arts in English at the University of Missouri at Columbia. He currently lives in San Francisco.

Glaser will speak to journalism and communications classes at 9:30 a.m. in Room 233 of Communications and to Public Affairs Reporting at 12:30 p.m. in Room 218 of Communications. Other ASU students and faculty are also invited to attend. 

For more details, contact Dr. Gil Fowler, associate dean for the Honors College, at (870) 972-2308 or via e-mail at, or visit



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