Paywall Movie Night & Director Talkback

Date: Thursday, March 7, 2019
Time: 4:30-7:30pm (movie at 5:30)
Location: Conference Room Big Screen
Special Guest: Jason Schmitt, director and producer (via video conference)

All are welcome to join us for a screening of Paywall: The Business of Scholarship, "a documentary which focuses on the need for open access to research and science." Read more about the movie here:
We will provide pizza and popcorn.
Following the screening, director and producer Jason Schmitt will join a live Q&A session via video conference and broadcast to several other screening locations throughout NY state.

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Paywall: The Business of Scholarship is a documentary which focuses on the need for open access to research and science, questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year that flows into for-profit academic publishers, examines the 35-40% profit margin associated with the top academic publisher Elsevier and looks at how that profit margin is often greater than some of the most profitable tech companies like Apple, Facebook and Google. 

About Jason Schmitt, Producer and Director  
Jason Schmitt serves as Chair of the Communication & Media Department at Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY. He concentrates his research on online education impacting a global audience, open access relating to academic publications, and media industry future trends. He has been a regular contributor toForbesThe Huffington PostEdSurge, and Slate and is a regular on news outlets and radio for expert opinions revolving around societal implications associated with new media trends.  

For more information about the movie or the team behind it visit

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Southeastern Movie Night!
Paywall: The Business of Scholarship
Thursday, March 7, 4:30-7:30pm
movie starts at 5:30, discussion to follow
Southeastern Conference Room
Pizza & popcorn on us!