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NEWS FROM TEXAS STATE: Philosophy Dialogue Series considers'Freedom of the Press'
Texas State University

March, 2012

The Texas State University-San Marcos Department of Philosophy presents a series of themed dialogue events taking place March 5-9. Unless noted otherwise, all dialogue events are held in the room 132 of the Psychology Building on campus. All dialogues are free and open to the public.

The discussion topic for Week 4 of the Philosophy Dialogue Series is Freedom of the Press: Old and New Media.

Mar. 5

Media and the Muslim World

12 p.m., Parish Conkling, philosophy 

Mar. 6

The Challenge of New Media

12:30 p.m., Ryan Pierce and Sam Sohmer, philosophy students

Mar. 7

Conservative and Liberal Biases in the Media  

10 a.m., Paul Wilson, philosophy 

Mar. 8

Social and Political Implications of the New Media

1 p.m., Jeremy Littau, professor at LeHigh University 

Mar. 9

Talk of the Times

1 p.m., led by Phi Sigma Tau

Sponsors of the Philosophy Dialogue Series include: the American Democracy Project, the College of Liberal Arts, Common Experience, the Gina Weatherhead Dialogue Fund, the New York Times, the National Endowment for the Humanities, Phi Sigma Tau, University Seminar, the University Honors Program, the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Vice President for Student Affairs.

For more information about this topic, contact Beverly Pairett in the Department of Philosophy at (512) 245-2285 or email A complete schedule of discussion topics and presentations can be found at


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