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Media, Culture, and Communication

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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

Bachelor of Science
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.

Master of Arts
Media, Culture, and Communication

The media studies MA trains agile researchers of a shifting global media landscape.

Doctor of Philosophy
Media, Culture, and Communication

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

Events

Alumni Momentum Series: Career Resilience

Join Steinhardt alumni in conversation about building career resilience, from diversifying skills to pivoting your focus entirely.

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Career & Negotiation Coach Special: Ask Us Anything!

Career Coach experts and Media, Culture, and Communication alumni Alexa Loken and Alexandra Dickinson host this free session for students and alumni.

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Media Studies Alumni in Conversation: Career Insights

Brought to you by the MA Student Association, this panel for current media studies students features recent MA alumni in conversation about navigating the post-grad professional landscape.

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News

Essays on Computational Cultures from India

Fourth-year Media, Culture, and Communication doctoral student Sandeep Mertia has published the edited volume "Lives of Data: Essays on Computational Cultures from India."

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Ensuring Greener Operations for Global Communication

Media, Culture, and Communication Professor Nicole Starosielski is part of a research team that will offer the first carbon footprint assessment of subsea cables—a global network that currently carries 99% of transoceanic Internet traffic.

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Lisa Gitelman Explains Why Trump's Twitter Archive is a Pressing Concern for Media Historians

In an op-ed for CNN, Media, Culture, and Communication professor Lisa Gitelman shows how the Trump twitter ban highlights a larger question of preserving context and content in digital communication.

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With ACLS/Mellon Fellowship, Nicholas Mirzoeff Pursues Anti-Racist Visual Activism

A leading figure in the field of Visual Culture, the Media, Culture, and Communication professor is spending the 2020/21 year as a Scholar in Residence at the Magnum Foundation.

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Racial Justice Advocate and NYU Alum on What Keeps Him Hopeful About the Future

Media, Culture, and Communication alum Janerick Holmes (BS 2011) is buoyed by the resilient and passionate fellows that pass through the Racial Justice Institute, where he serves as Associate Director.

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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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Three Takeaways from Working in the Entertainment Industry: An Interview with Lena Kleinfeld (BS '15)

Lena Kleinfeld (BA '15), a graduate of the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication shares insights gleaned from working in the communications industry.

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Evaluating Corporate Commitment to Social Justice

In the midst of a global pandemic and against the backdrop of heightened focus on police violence and the inequities experienced by the black community, MCC's 4 Weber Shandwick Scholars were assigned a timely project by the DC office.

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The Place Where Video Games, Gender, and Sexuality Meet: An Interview with New Faculty Member Whitney Pow

Whitney Pow is a media studies scholar whose research focuses on queer and trans histories of video games, software, and computational media. We spoke to them about their scholarship and art.

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Studying the VR/AR Industry

A new course on the business of VR is coming to MCC Fall 2020. We spoke to the professor, Samantha Wolfe.

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Making Media Accessible to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing: an Interview with Destiny Lopez

In award-winning research, master's candidate Destiny Lopez proposes ways to make media accessible to the deaf and hard of hearing.

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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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