“Mormon Media Studies: Across Time, Space, and Disciplines,” is a symposium that will be held November 11 & 12 at the Brigham Young University Conference Center in Provo, Utah. It is sponsored by the BYU Department of Communications, BYU Broadcasting, and BYU Studies.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its members have been highly visible in the media in recent years, and also have been actively engaged in the production of media content. While circumstances and technologies have changed over time, the media always have been central to the Mormon experience, and to the interface of Mormonism with societies, institutions, and individuals.

This first-ever interdisciplinary Mormon Media Studies Symposium will focus on the academic study of all aspects of Mormons and the media, historically and in the present. (The term “media” is used broadly to encompass print and electronic media, books, film, etc.)

I’ll be part of a panel Thursday morning presenting “live blogs” on the subject “Across Web Time, Cyberspace, and Blogging Disciplines.” If you live near Provo, I hope you’ll join us for a great panel discussion and a great two-day free conference.

The conference is open to anyone. There is no charge and preregistration is not required. Advance purchase of lunch is recommended. For more information, see ce.byu.edu/cw/mmstudies, the symposium Facebook page, or call 801-422-7692.

If you tweet about the conference, please use the twitter hashtag #MormonMedia.

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