PLACE Lecture Series


Slow Media: Why 'Slow' Is Satisfying, Sustainable, and Smart

Streaming Media

Document Type

Video File


1 hour 11 minutes 25 seconds

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Broadcast and Video Studies | Communication Technology and New Media | Film and Media Studies | Journalism Studies | Mass Communication | Social Media


Noted media scholar Dr. Jennifer Rauch (professor of journalism and communication studies at Long Island University-Brooklyn) presents a lecture on the problems associated with modern-day media and a budding movement to slow the pace of media production and consumption. Rauch shares ideas from her book Slow Media: Why "Slow" Is Satisfying, Sustainable, and Smart, which examines the complex and surprising relationships between everyday media choices, human well-being, and the natural world.

Taking its cue from the Slow Food movement, which has inspired people around the world to apply principles of humanism, localism, simplicity, self-reliance, and fairness to food production and consumption, the Slow Media movement aims to apply the same principles to media production and consumption. This movement promotes alternatives to global, corporate media that are often unresponsive to the needs of human communities and natural environments. Rauch argues that our media habits are tied to an unsustainable growth paradigm that depletes human and ecological resources.


Sponsored by the Linfield College Journalism and Media Studies Department and PLACE.