California State University, Fresno’s Department of Mass Communication and Journalism will host Dr. Robert Jensen, a University of Texas journalism professor, speaking on Nov. 7 about “Patriotism and Journalism in the Era of Globalization.”

Jensen’s speech is scheduled at 2 p.m. at the Alice Peters Auditorium in the University Business Center. There is no admission charge and the event is open to the public.

Jensen, who is no stranger to controversy, challenges the assumption that journalists should be patriotic in their coverage of news events. He drew extensive criticism when he wrote in the Houston Chronicle – just after terrorist attacks on New York and the Pentagon in 2001 – that the United States was responsible for larger acts of terrorism than those on Sept. 11.

He has written books and articles about pornography, institutionalized racism, white privilege and radical feminism. In 2009, Soft Skull Press is scheduled to publish his “All My Bones Shake: Radical Politics in the Prophetic Voice.”

Jensen’s campus visit is co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Humanities.

For more about Jensen’s Fresno State speech, contact Dr. Susan Currie Sivek at 559.278.4597 or