Department of Media, Culture, and Communication

Media, Culture, and Communication

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  • Natasha Schüll Joins MCC
  • Media scholar and cultural anthropologist Natasha Dow Schüll has been appointed Associate Professor in the NYU Steinhardt Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, effective July 1, 2015. Schüll joins NYU Steinhardt from MIT's ... More
  • Rodney Benson Wins 2015 International Journal of Press/Politics Best Book Award
  • MCC Associate Professor Rodney Benson was presented with the International Journal of Press/Politics (IJPP) Best Book Award, sponsored by Sage Publications, at last week's 65th annual International Communication Association conference for his ... More
  • 2015 MCC Student Award Winners
  • 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 ... More
  • Faculty Compilation is WQXR's Album of the Week
  • The release of MCC Associate Professor Martin Scherzinger's latest work, African Math, has garnered high praise from music critics. WQXR—the largest classical music station in the U.S.—recently selected African Math as its Album of the ... More
  • MCC Doctoral Student Receives Mellon/ACLS Fellowship
  • Tamara Kneese has been awarded a 2015 Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship for her work "Digital Afterlives: Patterning Posterity Through Networked Remains." Her dissertation chair is MCC Assistant Professor Erica Robles-Anderson. By ... More
  • Paula Chakravartty Co-edits Special Issue of Television and New Media
  • Along with Professor Srirupa Roy, Associate Professor Paula Chakravartty has edited the May 2015 issue for the journal Television and New Media. The articles in Modi and the Media: Indian Politics and Electoral Aftermath focus on the ... More
  • Steinhardt Doctoral Student Wins Council of Learned Societies’ Dissertation Competition
  • Tamara Kneese a doctoral student in Steinhardt’s Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, has been awarded the American Council of Learned Societies’ Dissertation Competition Fellowship. She is among four NYU graduate students to receive this honor. Kneese’s award-winning dissertation, “Digital … More
  • Inside Books: The Undersea Network by Nicole Starosielski
  • The Undersea Network By Nicole Starosielski Duke University Press, 2015 Despite our efforts to go “wireless,” we live in a world that is more wired than ever. Submarine cable systems — not satellites — are responsible for carrying 99 percent … More
  • The Undersea Network
  • A new book by Nicole Starosielski examines the vast underwater infrastructure undergirding the world's Internet. In The Undersea Network Nicole Starosielski follows these cables from the ocean depths to their landing zones on the beaches of the ... More
  • MCC Research Fellow Awarded Funding for FemTechNet Collaboration
  • A collaboration that will include postdoctoral research fellow Seda Gurses has received funding from the Digital Media and Learning Trust Challenge, which aims to foster trust in online learning environments. Their Resilience Network: ... More
  • Two New Publications by Rodney Benson and Tim Wood
  • MCC Associate Professor Rodney Benson and doctoral student Tim Wood have authored two new research studies. Their article Who Says What or Nothing at All? Speakers, Frames, and Frameless Quotes in Unauthorized Immigration News in the United States, ... More
  • MCC Senior Wins Honorable Mention at National Hackathon
  • MCC senior Khalifa Niasse represented NYU at the 2015 Journalism School Hackathon co-hosted by PBS Media Shift and Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism. Khalifa, who was nominated by his MCC advisors, secured a ... More
  • Bernhard Siegert to Lead Special Seminar at MCC
  • Professor Siegert comes to NYU as the 2015 Phyllis and Gerald LeBoff Visiting Scholar. He will teach a four-week graduate seminar entitled Cultural Techniques. This is also the title of Siegert's forthcoming book. Bernhard Siegert is the Gerd ... More
  • NYU Information Law Institute Research Fellowship Available for 2015-16
  • The Information Law Institute at NYU is accepting applications for research fellowships in the area of information law and policy to begin in Fall 2015. The initial fellowship term is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. ... More
  • Internet Memes and Visual Culture
  • An issue of the Journal of Visual Culture dedicated to Internet Memes includes an article by doctoral student Patrick Davison entitled Because of the Pixels: On the History, Form, and Influence of MS Paint. Davison provides a history of Microsoft's ... More
  • Researching Cyber Security
  • MCC Professor Helen Nissenbaum was part of a panel of experts at a briefing this week on cyber security for Foreign Press sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Public Affairs and the New York University Polytechnic School of ... More
  • NEH Fellowship Supports Research on History of Color TV
  • Associate Professor Susan Murray has received a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for 2015-16 for her book project (under contract with Duke University Press) Brought to You in Living Color: A Cultural History of American ... More
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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