Macek authors essays and a book review, presents at conference

Feb 04, 2016

Steve Macek, North Central College professor of communication, chair of communication and media studies, published essays in two new books, gave presentations at the National Communication Association Conference, and wrote a book review.

Macek’s essay, titled “Occupy the Media: Toward a Communication System for the 99 Percent,” was included in the collection, “Interdisciplinary Essays on the Environment and Culture: One Planet-One Humanity” (Lexington Books, 2016), edited by Jean-Marie Kauth and Luigi Manca who are faculty at Benedictine University. The essay focused on the media, economic inequality and the environmental crisis.

He also contributed an essay on the HBO series “The Wire” in the anthology “The City Since 9/11: Literature, Film, Television” (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2016), edited by Keith Wilhite.

In addition, Macek gave two presentations at the National Communication Association Conference in Las Vegas in November. He was chair, organizer and panelist on the panel, “The Media and the Urban Environment: Exploring Themes from Mark Shiel’s ‘Hollywood Cinema and the Real Los Angeles.’” He also presented “Lenny Bruce’s Chicago” as part of a Freedom of Expression Division panel on “The Global Reach of Satire.”

Macek wrote a book review of Jairo Lugo-Ocando’s book “Blaming the Victim: How Global Journalism Fails Those in Poverty” (Pluto Press, 2014) for the March issue of Democratic Communique, the journal of the Union for Democratic Communications.

Click here to view Macek’s faculty profile.