Department of Media, Culture, and Communication

Media, Culture, and Communication

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  • Doctoral Student, Researching Participatory Spectatorship, Stars in Show of His Own
  • When James Stanley is not revising a chapter of his dissertation, he can be found starring in the new play Straight White Men at The Public Theater. The show, which chronicles a reunion of three middle-age brothers returning to the family home for ... More
  • Helen Nissenbaum Receives Prize from the American Philosophical Association
  • MCC Professor and Information Law Institute Director Helen Nissenbaum has been awarded the 2014 Barwise Prize for her significant contribution in research areas relevant to philosophy and computing. WIth a doctorate in philosophy, Nissenbaum ... More
  • Inside Books: Lisa Gitelman Looks at the Evolution of Printed Matter
  • In Paper Knowledge: Toward a Media History of Documents, Lisa Gitelman, chair of the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, offers a history of the written document.  Drawing on examples from 150 years of publishing, Gitelman shows how technology has … More
  • Privacy Research in the Public Interest
  • The Information Law Institute (ILI) at New York University, directed by MCC Professor Helen Nissenbaum, has received a $328,000 Netflix litigation cy pres award. A research entity at NYU’s School of Law, the ILI is a cross-disciplinary center ... More
  • Faculty Insight: Narendra Modi's U.S. Visit
  • MCC Professor Arvind Rajagopal is a media scholar, whose research specialities include public culture in contemporary South Asia. Here he provides some analysis of the whirlwind #ModiInAmerica trip. On NPR's The Takeaway you refer to ... More
  • OPPORTUNITY: Assistant Professor, Media, Culture, and Communication, Tenure-Track
  • The Department of Media, Culture, and Communication in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University seeks a beginning assistant professor (tenure track) who specializes in contemporary media, identity ... More
  • CFP: The 2015 Neil Postman Graduate Conference
  • new feminisms / new materialisms / new media  CFP Deadline: Monday November 3, 2014Conference Date: Thursday March 12, 2015New York UniversityKeynote: Karen Barad, Professor of Feminist Studies, Philosophy, and History of ... More
  • Rodney Benson of Department of Media, Culture, and Communication Wins Tankard Book Award
  • Rodney Benson has been awarded the 2014 Tankard Book Award by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) at its annual meeting in Montréal. Benson is an associate professor in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication and an … More
  • MCC and Anthology Film Archives to Host Lines and Nodes: Media, Infrastructure, and Aesthetics
  • As part of a three-day series of events, the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication will host a symposium on September 19, 2014 exploring the mediated and aesthetic dimensions of extraction and infrastructure.  In conjunction, ... More
  • Books From Our Faculty: Helen Nissenbaum on the Value of Play in Digital Games
  • Does Angry Birds have a code of ethics? Does it have values? Yes, says Helen Nissenbaum, a professor of Media, Culture, and Communication and Computer Science, and co-author Mary Flanagan. Their new book, Values at Play in Digital Games (The MIT … More
  • Paper Garners Praise at Privacy Law Conference
  • Recent graduate (PhD '14) Solon Barocas received an award for best paper at the annual Privacy Law Scholars Conference in Washington, D.C. Barocas co-authored the paper Big Data's Disparate Impact with former MCC postdoctoral fellow Andrew Selbst. ... More
  • Benson Receives Honors for Shaping Immigration News
  • Rodney Benson's latest book, Shaping Immigration News: A French-American Comparison, has won the 2014 Tankard Award, sponsored by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). Benson's book also was recently awarded the ... More
  • Race and the Internet: Q&A with MCC Professor Charlton McIlwain
  • MCC Associate Professor Charlton McIlwain is an expert on race and media. In Fall 2014 he will become the Department's Director of Graduate Studies. You recently received a Steinhardt IDEA (Innovative, Developmental, Exploratory Award) to ... More
  • Multiple Grants Fund Work on History of Communication Technologies
  • The emergence of "assistive" listening and reading technologies is the focus of Assistant Professor Mara Mills' current research—work that spans the fields of media studies, science and technology studies, and disability studies. Several new ... More
  • Naomi Angel Receives Outstanding Dissertation Award
  • From among the 70 eligible doctoral candidates who earned their degrees this past academic year, NYU Steinhardt recognized two doctoral theses with the School's Outstanding Dissertation Award. The committee based its selection on the ... More
  • MCC Student Awards
  • The Department of Media, Culture, and Communication is happy to announce the winners of its undergraduate and graduate departmental awards. To feature this talented group, we updated the classic Proust Questionnaire and collected their ... More
  • 4 MCC Students Join Phi Beta Kappa
  • The Department congratulates Leah Butterfield, Annie Quigley, Marie Sambilay, and Lindsay Strouse on their membership to Phi Beta Kappa— the oldest academic honors society in the country. The four MCC undergraduates share a solid record ... More
  • Pakistani Media Activist Visits MCC
  • On April 23, the Department hosted Sabeen Mahmud for a roundtable conversation with NYU students and faculty. Based in Karachi, Mahmud is the director of PeaceNiche, an artist space and event venue she co-founded for the promotion of art and ... More
  • Brett Gary Receives NYU’s Distinguished Teaching Award
  • MCC Associate Professor Brett Gary has received New York University's Distinguished Teaching Award, given to faculty who have contributed significantly to the intellectual life of the University through their teaching. This recognition is ... More
  • Our Pulpy Past: 10 Facts You Forgot About Life Pre-Internet (From NYU Stories)
  • Our Pulpy Past:  10 Facts You Forgot About Life Pre-Internet (From NYU Stories) Before the “My Documents” folder on your computer, there were physical documents—memos, rent receipts, promissory notes, hotel registers, datebooks, grocery lists written on the back of envelopes. … More
  • Recent Graduate Wins Outstanding Dissertation Award From ICA
  • Matthew Powers, who received his doctorate from MCC in 2013, is the recipient of the Gene Burd Outstanding Dissertation in Journalism Studies award from the International Communication Association. The judging panel referenced the ... More
  • Radha Hegde Awarded Fulbright
  • Associate Professor Radha Hegde has received the 2014-2015 Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Award in the research category to pursue an eight-month ethnographic project in India during her sabbatical. The focus of Hegde's ... More
  • Helen Nissenbaum and danah boyd to Co-Host White House Event on Big Data
  • On March 17th, danah boyd's Data & Society Research Institute, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Helen Nissenbaum's New York University’s Information Law Institute will be co-hosting a public event entitled ... More
  • From NYU Stories: Steinhardt Media Students Get Inside Scoop on The Wire
  • “I’m not an academic, I’m not a sociologist,” said Bill Zorzi, by way of introducing himself, one recent evening, to a roomful of Steinhardt media, culture, and communication students studying the HBO series The Wire. “I’m just an old newspaper man.” Zorzi, … More
  • Naomi Angel
  • The Department of Media, Culture, and Communication mourns the passing of Naomi Angel, a recent MCC PhD. Naomi was a remarkable scholar and person, and her untimely death at the age of 37 is deeply tragic.   Naomi earned her doctorate with ... More
  • New Book Examines Social Lives of Networked Teens
  • Research Assistant Professor danah boyd's new book It's Complicated offers insight into the enigmatic realm of networked teens whose use of digital platforms often induces anxiety and confusion on the part of parents and policy makers. The book, ... More
  • Finn Brunton's History of Spam WIns PROSE Award
  • Finn Brunton's cultural history of internet spam has received an American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE). The Association of American Publishers annually recognizes exceptional new books in 40 distinct ... More
  • MCC Helps Organize Symposium on Obfuscation
  • The Symposium on Obfuscation will bring together experts from a variety of backgrounds who study, script, and design technologies that either simulate, detect, or are susceptible to obfuscation. i.e. the production of misleading, ambiguous and ... More
  • Philosophical Lexicon Includes Essay by Ben Kafka
  • A new edition of Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon from Princeton University Press includes an essay by MCC Associate Professor Ben Kafka. The volume, with contributions from Judith Butler, Daniel ... More
  • New Volume Co-Written by Alexander Galloway
  • Excommunication: Three Essays in Media and Mediation (University of Chicago Press) examines those moments when media cease to function properly, when messages go beyond the sender and receiver to become excluded from the world of ... More
  • MCC Faculty and PhD Students Participate at Amsterdam Workshop
  • A winter sound studies workshop, co-organized by MCC Assistant Professor Mara Mills, convenes this week at the University of Amsterdam. Sound Signatures will consider the mediated sounds of phonography and wireless radio, which retain certain ... More
  • The Killing: Media Reception of the AMC Drama
  • Melanie E.S. Kohnen writes about the critical reception of the Cable television series in the latest issue of the Journal of Popular Television. Kohnen, who is a Visiting Assistant Professor at MCC, is interested in the way American critics ... More
  • Article by Charlton McIlwain Examines Representation of Blackness in 2012 Elections
  • In a new piece published by the journal American Behavioral Scientist, MCC Associate Professor Charlton McIlwain and co-author Stephen Caliendo analyze the campaign messaging of the 2012 presidential election, tracing the Right's ... More
  • MA Students Present Research
  • On Wednesday, December 11, MCC master's students will deliver short talks based on work completed for their culminating research projects. The reception is open to everyone. 4:30-5:05 PM Using Social Media to Better EffectBenjamin (Jiaming) ... More
  • Jennifer Telesca's Preface Asks "What is Visual Citizenship?"
  • The current issue of the journal Humanity is based on the conference "Visual Citizenship," hosted by the Institute for Public knowledge at New York University in 2010. Telesca, a PhD student at MCC, introduces this special dossier which ... More
  • Immigration and Global Media is Subject of Rodney Benson’s New Book
  • In Shaping Immigration News:  A French American Comparison (Cambridge, 2013), Rodney Benson, an associate professor in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, offers a comprehensive portrait of French and American journalists in action as they grapple with how to … More
  • Steinhardt’s New Student Convocation Celebrates Artistic Expression and Activism
  • Steinhardt’s new students came together for the New Student Convocation on October 8th, a special event hosted by Dean Mary Brabeck.  “History, Art, and Action” was the topic of a panel discussion on the assigned freshman reading, The Amistad Rebellion … More
  • Chelsea Garbell Named Student Speaker at NYU’s All-University Commencement
  • At NYU’s 181st Commencement Ceremony in Yankee Stadium, Chelsea Garbell will give remarks on behalf of all NYU graduates. Garbell, who graduates with a BS degree from Steinhardt’s Department of Media, Culture, and Communication and a minor in public health … More
  • Facebook Refusal: Hipster Trend or Activist Movement? NYU Steinhardt Researcher Explores Media Refusal Phenomenon
  •   Laura Portwood-Stacer, visiting assistant professor of media, culture, and communication at NYU Steinhardt, has recently published a study of people who quit Facebook and how the media cover the phenomenon of Facebook refusal. “People have a variety of reasons … More
  • NYU Steinhardt Remembers Henry J. Perkinson, Educational Historian and Author
  • Henry J. Perkinson, professor emeritus of educational history, died on December 10, 2012. He was 82 years old. Perkinson was appointed to NYU’s School of Education in 1962 and retired in 1996.  A professor of education, he grew interested in … More
  • Rodney Benson on Public Media as Engine for Democracy
  • Rodney Benson associate professor in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, discusses the political and cultural fallout of defunding National Public Radio (NPR) in The Christian Science Monitor’s Opinion column. Benson argues that research on public media in other democracies shows that public radio and television deserve support. “The highest quality, most independent public media systems – such as those in Germany, Britain, and the Scandinavian countries – tend to be those that can rely on a steady, substantial stream of public funding,” he writes. Benson views public media as “an engine for democracy,” a benefit, he believes that should resonate with lawmakers across the political spectrum. Read NPR defunding vote: Don’t diminish democracy to settle a political score. More