Prof. Jeff McCall '76 to Join in Monday 'Community Conversation' About Social Media
August 22, 2019
"Social media networks have swarmed over American culture, bringing both new opportunities and numerous drawbacks," notes an article in Greencastle's Banner-Graphic, promoting an event next Monday, August 26, that will feature Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University. Dr. McCall and Sgt. Matt Ames of the Indiana State Police will discuss "the role of social media today and the possible legal consequences" in a session entitled "Social Media: A Double-Edged Sword." The program will take place at the Putnam County Public Library at 6:30 p.m.
"McCall is an established media critic with national credentials," the newspaper reports. "He has written numerous op-eds that have been published in newspapers around the country. His op-eds are based on media topics he believes the public should know more about. McCall is also the author of Viewer Discretion Advised: Taking Control of Mass Media Influences, in which he addresses issues with contemporary media."
The program will be presented by the Greencastle League of Women Voters, the Putnam County Public Library and the Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce.
Read more at the paper's website.
Jeff McCall is a 1976 graduate of DePauw, where he was a Rector Scholar and speech (communication) major. He went on to earn a master's degree from the University of Illinois and a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri. He joined the DePauw faculty in 1985 and is the author of Viewer Discretion Advised: Taking Control of Mass Media Influences.
A former journalist himself, McCall is regularly quoted in stories on media matters. Access his most recent column for The Hill via this summary.Back