The Donald McGannon Communication Research Center was founded in 1986 and is named in memory of Donald H. McGannon, former CEO of Westinghouse Broadcasting Corporation (Group W) and a Fordham College graduate, Class of 1940.
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. The 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. McGannon serves as a hub at Fordham University for faculty, scholars, students, and visitors interested in the social, legal, political, economic, and cultural dimensions of communication technologies and emerging media. Our audience includes academics, policy-makers, and the broader public at local, regional, national, and international levels.
The Center’s research has been featured in media outlets such as Broadcasting & Cable, the Los Angeles Times, Media Week, Billboard, TV Week, and the Washington Times.