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July 27, 2012  

Media as an ecosystem – deconstructing the corporate media’s mission of “emotional transfer”

Antonio Lopez is among the younger generation of visionaries challenging the dominant paradigm of corporate government, media and social institutions. He is a media educator and journalist who has written for many magazines and academic journals, and is a contributor to the MacArthur Foundation’s series: Digital Learning in the 21st Century. He was instrumental in the New Mexico Media Literacy Project’s groundbreaking Spanish language media and health program, Medios y Remedios, and founded a multicultural media literacy curriculum, Merchants of Culture, to train instructors in media literacy within rural communities.

Antonio attended the Center for Investigative Reporting in San Francisco and the Peace and Conflict Studies at University of California at Berkeley. He received an MA in Media Studies from the New School and currently resides in Rome where he teaches media studies at an American University while completing a doctorate in education for sustainability.

He is the author of “The Media Ecosystem: What Ecology Can Teach Us About Responsible Media Practice” – which presents a new platform for proactively deconstructing mainstream corporate media and re-constructing an alternative that is ethically moral and sustainable.

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