Alternative Radio founder David Barsamian, an Illinois State Presidential Speaker Series guest, will present “Creating Indie Media in an Era of Corporate Control: How I Did It” at 1 p.m. Thursday, October 29, on the second floor of Milner Library. Find out why he started his own news outlet—a radio show and website devoted to bringing a weekly public affairs show that provides information, analyses, and views that are not always presented in other media to public radio across North America. Ask questions and learn how social justice and politics impact the way things are presented in mass media.

“When we were asked to host an event in the afternoon with Barsamian, we knew it had to cover a different topic than his evening speaker series talk,” said Magdalena Casper-Shipp, PR librarian at Milner Library. “We also knew that with communications being a popular subject to study, that his experience creating a radio program would appeal to a wide variety of the student body here at ISU. Sometimes people think that radio is dying, but with the ability to download podcast versions of radio shows, it’s easy to listen to what you are interested in.”

Barsamian is a journalist, activist, author, the founder of Alternative Radio, and part of the Fall 2015 Speaker Series. His speaker series event, “Ecocide: The War on Nature,” is scheduled for 7 p.m. October 29 in the Prairie Room of the Bone Student Center.