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October 07, 2003

Obit: Neil Postman

From steve jones on the aoir list:

It is with deep sadness that I inform the list of the death of Neil Postman. Professor of Culture and Communication at New York University, Postman was a leading figure in media ecology and has greatly influenced many media scholars across many disciplines. I am sure that innumerable newspapers and journals will carry well written obituaries and that I cannot hold a candle to those, so I hope that it will suffice to say that I mourn his passing and send my condolences to his family, friends, colleagues, correspondents and readers.
I knew he wasn't well, as he'd said so when he passed up our request to contribute to our handbook. They're dropping like flies."

Posted by jason at October 7, 2003 12:05 PM