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Media, Culture, and Communication

COVID-19 Update

As of March 16, operations at the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication have moved online. Staff are working remotely and are ready to assist you, but please note that our building at 239 Greene Street is closed.

To our students: your wellbeing is our principal concern. Please reach out as often as necessary in the days ahead.

Welcome to the NYU Department of Media, Culture, and Communication

We specialize in the study of media and technology in their cultural, social, and global contexts. Our faculty research and teach on media topics spanning the globe — from East and South Asia to Western Europe, the Americas, and Africa. 

Degrees

BS, Media, Culture, and Communication

The media studies BS engages the history, present, and future of global media, offering significant opportunities to study media abroad in international contexts.

MA, Media, Culture, and Communication

The media studies MA trains agile researchers of a shifting media landscape. You will analyze media and culture in the context of globalization and emerging technologies.

PhD, Media, Culture, and Communication

The interdisciplinary media studies doctorate foregrounds a diverse array of research methods and theoretical frameworks.

News

NYU Steinhardt's Response to New University Guidelines

NYU Steinhardt's Response to New University Guidelines (School-wide)

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NYU in Top 10 for Media Studies

New York University claims the 10th spot in the QS Top Universities ranking of media studies programs worldwide.

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Public Culture Moves to MCC

Public Culture, the international journal of cultural studies, will now be housed at the NYU Steinhardt Department of Media, Culture, and Communication.

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Facebook's Undersea Infrastructure

Nicole Starosielski explains how the social media giant relies on a deep network of submarine cables to keep data circulating.

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Researching the Relationship Between Technology and Borders

Doctoral student Michelle Pfeifer has received a dissertation fieldwork grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation. The award will support her research into how media technologies are being utilized for border policing and control.

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Disability, Bias, and AI

A paper co-authored by Professor Mara Mills influences Elizabeth Warren's policy platform.

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Charlton McIlwain Looks at Diversity and Inclusion in Computing Industry

A new book by Professor Charlton McIlwain provides a historical look at the challenges of diversity and inclusion in computing industries.

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At NYU Alliance for Public Interest Technology Launch, Steinhardt Faculty Members Talk Ethics and Accessibility

Steinhardt faculty members presented research at the launch of the NYU Alliance for Public Interest Technology, a new initiative that connects faculty members across NYU who collaborate on projects related to public interest technology.

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