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April 28, 2004

RSU Prof To Present May 5 Book Review About Media Bias

Dr. Kenneth Hicks, assistant professor in Rogers State University's Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, will review the book, "Arrogance: Rescuing America From The Media Elite," on Wednesday, May 5, at the Stratton Taylor Library.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the Stratton Taylor Library, Room 207. The presentation is part of the university's Library Literary Review series.

"Arrogance" is former CBS reporter Bernard Goldberg's follow-up to his 2001 best-seller, "Bias," which described his insider's perspectives on bias in the media. In his latest book, Goldberg argues the slanting of the news is all but inevitable in the current climate and explains why the media's stars continue to deny the industry's condition. Goldberg goes on to prescribe remedies he believes must take place if genuinely balanced news is to survive.

The book will be reviewed by Hicks, who received doctoral and master's degrees in government and international studies from the University of South Carolina and a bachelor's degree in political science from the State University of West Georgia. His teaching and research interests include political theory, American politics, American foreign policy, and international relations. He has written articles on political theory for scholarly journals and has participated in several academic and professional conferences.

For more information, call the RSU Library at 343-7716.