Holy Family University’s School of Business Administration and Extended Learning is hosting the 2016 Weekend Intensive from August 12-14. The theme of the weekend will be “The (De)Evolution of the American Mass Media: Losing the Public’s Trust.”
The weekend-long session will focus on the current election and political news coverage—including the role that mass media has on public opinion and how the public has lost faith in objective journalism.
“The Weekend Intensive allows Holy Family University’s Extended Learning students a chance to delve into contemporary issues and events that are not normally offered in the curriculum,” said Bob McNeill, Executive Director of Extended Learning and Continuing Education. “Along with guest speakers, it allows students to analyze the connections between politics, the American media, and big business. Not only will our students become more informed about the political process, the historical role of the media, and corporate influence, but they will also become more informed citizens in one of the most unique Presidential elections.”
Meeting dates and times for the Weekend Intensive are below:
Friday, August 12: 6 pm – 10 pm
Saturday, August 13: 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday, August 14: 12 pm – 4 pm
House Representative Mike Fitzpatrick, 8th District Pa., will be a guest speaker during Saturday’s session.
“Representative Fitzpatrick has been a good friend to the Extended Learning programs over the years,” said Chris Quinn, Director of Extended Learning and Continuing Education. “He has served as a Weekend Intensive guest speaker several times and even helped teach one. The fact that Extended Learning, which sits in the 8th district, has the opportunity to listen and engage with its sitting Congressional House Representative on a topic addressing politics and media demonstrates the program’s strong commitment to academic quality and community.”