New Public Media MA program at Fordham CMS!

McGannon’s home department, the Department of Communication and Media Studies, is offering a brand new Masters of Arts in Public Media. The MA program offers several fellowships, one of which is a full-year graduate assistantship with the McGannon Center – meaning you’d get to work directly with the director, Alice Marwick. (She’s also faculty in the program.)

From radio to mobile apps, media increases the public’s awareness of issues and ability to take action.

Public Media is more than just public broadcasting: it is about telling stories about and for the public good in ways that promote dialogue, civic engagement and social change. It’s about committed, responsible storytelling across a variety of existing and emerging platforms.

Combining the academic with the professional, the MA in Public Media allows students to engage with media theory as they build their portfolios. The one-year program is offered in collaboration with Fordham’s own WFUV, and with the cooperation of WNET, New York’s public media pioneer. With these stations as our partners, you’ll get hands-on experience working with some of the top public broadcasting professionals in the country.

More details can be found at http://www.fordham.edu/pmma. Applications are due January 6, 2016!