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Media's Role in the Public Perception of National Security

Event Ideas

The following is a list of resources that may be used for chapter meetings and events. Ideas range from book clubs to movie nights and from roundtable discussions to large events.


  • 15 Minutes

  • Fahrenheit 9/11

  • The Sum of All Fears

  • Trial by Media

  • 20th Century with Mike Wallace – Violence in the Media

Suggested Speakers

  • Lt. Gen. Michael V. Hayden
    Director of the National Security Agency

  • Michael J. Copps
    Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission

  • Kathleen Q. Abernathy
    Professor of Political Studies
    Simon Fraser University

  • Professor Robert Hackett
    President and CEO
    Robert R. McCormick Tribune Foundation

  • Tom Gjelton
    Correspondent Covering National Security
    National Public Radio

  • Stephen Hess
    Senior Fellow
    The Brookings Institution

  • Henry Kelly
    Federation of American Scientists

  • Bill Kovach
    Committee of Concerned Journalists

  • David Martin
    National Security Correspondent
    CBS News

  • Michael Moore
    Actor and Director

  • Bob Steele
    The Nelson Poynter Scholar for Journalism
    The Poynter Institute

  • Notra Trulock III
    Associate Editor
    Accuracy in Media


Books and Publications

  • Censored 2003 by Peter Phillips and Project Censored

  • Bias by Bernard Goldberg

  • Invasion by Michelle Malkin

  • Snitch Culture by Jim Redden

  • Breaking the News by James Fallows

  • Coloring the News by William McGowan

  • in the News by Marc Gellman

  • Media Studies Journal, a publication of

  • Mass Media and Nigerian Society by P.O.J. Umechukwu

  • War Is A Force That Gives Us Meaning by Chris Hedges