November 8-9, 2012
Brigham Young University Conference Center
770 East University Parkway, Provo, Utah, USA
The bi-annual Mormon Media Studies Symposium (MMSS), sponsored by the Department of Communications, Brigham Young University, is dedicated to encouraging scholarship in the field of Mormon Media Studies.
The Symposium provides a forum for rigorous, interdisciplinary academic study and discussion of all aspects of Mormons and the media, and fosters the development of a global community of scholars and practitioners around this issue. (See Symposium Vision Statement) The first-ever MMSS, held in 2010, was a great success (see 2010 Mormon Media Studies Symposium ), and we look forward to another interesting and informative conference in November 2012.
The Symposium will feature two full days of presentations and discussions including keynote and plenary speakers, academic paper presentations, panel discussions, film screenings; and more.
The Symposium is open to anyone who might want to attend. There is no charge, and preregistration is not required.*
Newsweek's June 2011 cover story was entitled "THE MORMON MOMENT." Recent media focus on Mormons and Mormonism has been intense. But there also have been many Mormon moments in the past. The Mormon Media Studies Symposium 2012 will focus on the interdisciplinary academic study of all aspects of Mormons and the media, in the present as well as the past. (The term "media" is used broadly to refer to books, newspapers, magazines, radio, television, electronic communications, film, etc.)
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*Symposium participants are required to maintain the standards of Brigham Young University while attending the program, including abstinence from tobacco, coffee, tea, alcohol, and harmful drugs while on the campus. The BYU dress and grooming standards require clothing that is modest in fabric, fit, style, and length.