Dallas Smythe Award Keynote Lecture

Robert A. Hackett


This talk is a lightly edited transcript of Robert Hackett’s keynote lecture at
the Union for Democratic Communications 2015 Conference, “Circuits of
Struggle,” May 2, 2015, in Toronto. Hackett is the recipient of the 2015 Dallas
Smythe Award, awarded by the Union for Democratic Communications
to an outstanding and influential scholar working in the critical political
economic tradition of Dallas Smythe. In this talk, Hackett discusses his connections
to Smythe, as well as his recent work around journalism, the media,
and climate change.


Dallas Smythe; political economy; climate crisis; journalism; democratic communication; media justice; activism; environmental communication; social movements; alternative media

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