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DATE: Jan. 24, 2003

Scholar will examine media impact on girls

DEARBORN---Susan Douglas, Catherine Neafie Kellogg Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Michigan, will present "Growing Up Female with the Mass Media" from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, February 18 in Room 1030 of the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters Building on the University of Michigan-Dearborn campus.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Women's Studies Program in collaboration with Text in Community.

Douglas is the author of Listening In: Radio and the American Imagination, which won the Hacker Prize in 2000 for the best popular book about technology and culture, Where the Girls Are: Growing Up Female with the Mass Media, and Inventing American Broadcasting, 1899-1922.

Where the Girls Are was widely praised and chosen one of the top ten books of 1994 by National Public Radio, Entertainment Weekly and the McLaughlin Group.

Douglas received her bachelor's degree at Elmira College and her master's and doctoral degrees at Brown University. She has lectured at colleges and universities, and has written for The Nation, The Village Voice, Ms., In These Times, The Washington Post and TV Guide. She has appeared on The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Working Woman, CNBC's Equal Time, NPR's Fresh Air, Weekend Edition, The Diane Rehm Show and Talk of the Nation.

For additional information, contact Rashmi Luthra at (313)593-1391 or email rluthra@umich.edu.

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