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The McGannon Center is dedicated to furthering understanding of the ethical and social justice dimensions of media and communication technologies, particularly how such technologies affect the distribution of wealth, opportunities, and privileges within society. he Center engages in, sponsors, and promotes interdisciplinary academic research that provides an empirical foundation for informed technological development, policy-making, and debate. We are committed to diverse participation and representing an array of perspectives throughout our activities.
The Donald McGannon Communication Research Center was founded in 1986 and is named in memory...
The McGannon Center maintains a small library of approximately 300 communication, media studies, and information-policy...
McGannon serves as a hub at Fordham University for faculty, scholars, students, and visitors interested...
The McGannon Center is dedicated to furthering understanding of the ethical and social justice dimensions...
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Discriminatory Designs on User Data: Essay by Olivier Sylvain Featured by The Knight First Amendment Institute
This month, the essay Discriminatory Designs on User Data by McGannon Center Director Olivier Sylvain was featured in the Emerging Threats by the Knight First Amendment Institute. The Emerging Threats series invites leading thinkers to identify...
11 Apr 2018 By Andrea Steere
Recap: Participatory and Inclusive Design Processes
On April 6, Professor Ralph Vacca explored how design can be improved by including those the design seeks to serve. As an example, Vacca discussed his work with Latina high...
11 Apr 2018 By Andrea Steere
New York Times: Facebook Vowed to End Discriminatory Housing Ads. Suit Says It Didn’t.
On March 27, 2018, New York Times reporter Charles V. Bagli wrote an interesting piece titled, "Facebook Vowed to End Discriminatory Housing Ads. Suit Says It Didn't." Bagli writes, "Fair...
01 Apr 2018 By Andrea Steere
Recap: How Big is Too Big?
Fordham Law Professor Zephyr Teachout discussed how companies like Facebook, Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft have grown to control many aspects of our public life, with concerning economic effects. Teachout's talk...
31 Mar 2018 By Andrea Steere
Recap: The Bronx Italian American History Initiative
On February 16, Jacqueline Reich, professor and chair of the Communication and Media Studies department, and Kathleen Lapenta, co-director of the Bronx Italian American History Initiative, discussed the oral history...
11 Mar 2018 By Andrea Steere
Recap: The Innovation Agenda
On February 9, 2018, Prof. Baldwin-Philippi discussed the various ways cities and for-profit companies use technology to improve civic life and engage citizens. However, while technology provides a lot of...
05 Mar 2018 By Andrea Steere