Steve Macek, North Central College associate professor of speech communication and coordinator of urban and suburban studies, spoke as a panelist at a Media Democracy Day event at the HumanThread Gallery in Chicago Nov. 5. The “2011 Media Democracy Day-Chicago: What we’ve learned and looking ahead” was sponsored by Metro Chicago Progressive Media Network, HumanThread and Chicago Media Action and included panelists from the sponsoring groups and Occupy Chicago. Macek spoke about 2011 media events in the context of Chicago’s media history.
Macek has been teaching at North Central College since 2002. He earned a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.