Annual Events

The Neil Postman Graduate Conference

Named in honor of the late Neil Postman, the Department's founding scholar, the Neil Postman Graduate Conference offers a forum for the presentation of research and projects by graduate students, faculty, and guest scholars. Past keynotes include Paul Edwards, Manuel Castells, Simon Critchley, Brian Larkin, Keller Easterling, Michael Schudson, and more.

The LeBoff Public Lecture

This event is part of the LeBoff Distinguished Visiting Scholar Program hosted by the NYU Steinhardt Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, and sponsored through the generous support of Phyllis and Gerald LeBoff. The program brings to our department the world's most prominent scholars, writers, and creative thinkers in media, communication, and cultural studies. The program engages and honors extraordinary individuals who come to NYU Steinhardt to offer special graduate courses and public lectures. Recent visitors include Wendy Chun, Jonathan Sterne, Lauren Berlant, Susan Douglas, John Thompson, Brent Hayes Edwards, Jackson Lears, Michael Warner, and Ian Kerr, among other notable scholars.

MCC Undergraduate Honors Reception

The MCC Honors Program is an exciting yet demanding opportunity for undergraduate students with outstanding academic records and a serious intellectual curiosity about the discipline. The program prepares and guides students to pursue original, independent research under the supervision of a full-time faculty member during the senior year. Participants produce and present an honors thesis under close mentorship from a faculty member and develop strong research, writing, and critical thinking skills that strengthen their portfolio for graduate school.

MCC Alumni Media Career Panel 

A unique opportunity for current students to speak directly with recent alumni of our undergraduate and graduate programs about their career paths. Alumni offer interviewing tips, career advice and strategies for students seeking work in public relations, advertising, marketing, journalism, publishing, digital media, and non-profit organizations.

The Center for Communication Event Series

MCC has partnered with the Center for Communication to bring their distinguished panelists to the NYU campus. The not-for-profit independent media forum offers free seminars for students and faculty, connecting them to a wide variety of leading professionals in the media industry. Students are encouraged to visit cencom.org for a full schedule of programs.