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Silverblatt 'St. Louis Character;' Carroll's New Role; Akande's 'Power of One;' WWW18

Silverblatt is the subject of the Business Journal's "St. Louis Character' featuredRecent news media highlights featuring Webster University.

Webster University professor of media literacy Art Silverblatt was featured as the "St. Louis Character" in the Oct. 5-11, 2012, edition of the St. Louis Business Journal.

The longtime professor in Webster's School of Communications is queried on a number of personal and professional topics. On media literacy itself, he's quoted:

“It's a critical thinking skill that you apply to most sources of information, which is the media. People are voting for people and they don't know why. They are buying things and don't know why. … We try to provide people with skills and strategies so they can develop a critical distance from what they are watching and can come up with their own ideas.”

The two-page spread begins on page 8. Digital subscribers can read the story here (and all can see the full-size photo of Silverblatt by David Cassidy here).

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The same issue of the St. Louis Business Journal includes George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology dean Benjamin Akande's guest column, "The Power of One" [sub. required].

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Webster University alumnus and NCIS star Rocky Carrol '85 is profiled in L.A. Stage Times for his on-stage role in Fraternity at the Ebony Rep. In the interview, he discusses his career on stage and on the screen, as well as when he received an honorary doctorate from his alma mater as Webster commencement speaker in 2009.

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The Maplewood-Brentwood Patch highlighted one of the projects from the recent Webster Works World Wide 18 community service day. The subject: Webster faculty and students helping out the local folk arts center, The Focal Point.