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Media, Culture, and Communication

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.


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.


2024 Media, Culture, and Communication Graduate Ray Sun's Journey, from COVID Care to Law School

Ray Sun (BS ’24, Media, Culture, and Communication) shares how he supported fellow students during COVID, gave back as a peer mentor, and discovered his post-undergraduate path to law school.

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PhD Student Receives Artist of Exceptional Merit Designation

The Asian American Arts Alliance selected Media, Culture, and Communication doctoral student Luna Beller-Tadiar as a 2024 Jadin Wong Artist of Exceptional Merit.

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Departmental Awards, Media Culture, and Communication

The Department of Media, Culture, and Communication is pleased to announce the recipients of its departmental awards — recognizing students from the Class of 2024 for their exceptional academic work and service across degree programs.

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#NYUSteinhardt24 Student Spotlight: 2023-2024 Graduation Speakers

2024 graduation student speakers Sophia Lyu, Lizzie Docel, and Salwa Hoque share their favorite NYU Steinhardt memories, their plans for the future, and their advice for others in their fields.

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NEH Grant to Study Implications of AI Listening Technologies

With a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Media, Culture, and Communication Assistant Professor Edward Kang will convene experts to examine the relationship between machine listening systems and society.

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Media, Culture, and Communication's Laine Nooney Hosts Event on Historical Context of Technology

This virtual event was sparked by Assistant Professor Laine Nooney’s book, "The Apple II Age: How the Computer Became Personal."

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A Multi Disciplinary Approach to Researching Deafness

Approaching the question from the social sciences, humanities, and life sciences, a team of researchers aim to move beyond siloed explanations of deafness.

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50 Years of Media Studies at NYU Steinhardt

The Department of Media, Culture, and Communication celebrates 50 years since Neil Postman founded the Media Ecology program.

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Personal Photography from Kodak to Polaroid to the iPhone

Named a 2023 Guggenheim Fellow, Media, Culture, and Communication Professor Marita Sturken will work on a book tracing the history of personal photography.

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Global Media Research with Impact

Media, Culture, and Communication's Paula Chakravartty has been appointed a James Weldon Johnson Professor by the Provost's Office in recognition of her research on racial capitalism and global media infrastructures, as well as migrant labor mobility and justice.

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Media Studies Alumni Advance Field with New Scholarship

Over the past five years, graduates of the Media, Culture, and Communication doctoral program have published well received books on topics spanning the field of media studies.

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NYU in Top 10 for Media Studies

New York University claims the 7th spot in the QS Top Universities ranking of media studies programs worldwide.

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Founded by an NYU Grad, the Bushwick Film Festival is Empowering Diverse Storytellers

Media, Culture, and Communication alum Kweighbaye Kotee (BS ‘09) founded the festival while a Steinhardt student. The festival will celebrate 15 years next fall.

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MCC's Land Acknowledgement

We begin by acknowledging that we are gathered, speaking, and learning on Lenapehoking, the ancestral lands of the Lenape peoples, which settlers call New York City.

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