Announcing the Lunchtime Colloquium Series
Mark your calendars for our Spring 2018 Lunchtime Colloquium Series! This Spring, we will launch a new lunchtime colloquium series. Join us from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. on the Fridays below to hear from faculty and guest speakers about their latest communications research. We will host the series at the McGannon Center's Rose Hill offices as well as at...
McGannon Center director awarded grant for community-based broadband network
How will a new technological endeavor that brings affordable Web devices into residents’ homes through a community-based broadband network benefit residents of Harlem? Olivier Sylvain, associate professor of law at Fordham, and a team of lawyers, engineers, and entrepreneurs intend to find out. The National Science Foundation has awarded Sylvain and his colleagues a $1 million grant over three years. The award is...
McGannon Center welcomes Visiting Research Fellow Hilde Van den Bulck
The McGannon Center welcomes Hilde Van den Bulck as its 2017 Visiting Research Fellow! Hilde Van den Bulck (Ph.D.) is a full professor of Communication Studies and serves as director of the research group Media, Policy and Culture at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Antwerp, Belgium. She studied Communication Studies at KU Leuven (B) and University of...
New Book: Strategies for Media Reform: International Perspectives
We are delighted to announce the latest publication in the Everett C. Parker Book Series: Strategies for Media Reform: International Perspectives, edited by Des Freedman, Jonathan A. Obar, Cheryl Martens, and Robert W. McChesney. Media reform plays an increasingly important role in the struggle for social justice. As battles are fought over the future of investigative journalism, media ownership, spectrum management,...
McGannon Center welcomes Visiting Scholar Kevin Healey
The McGannon Center is excited to welcome visiting scholar Kevin Healey! Kevin Healey (Ph.D., Institute of Communications Research at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) is an Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of New Hampshire. His research appears in Journal of Media Ethics; Journal of Information, Communication, and Ethics in Society; Journal of Religion, Media, and Digital Culture; Explorations in Media Ecology;...
New Working Paper: The American Data Culture Since 1820 by Sung-Wook Jung
One of our former Visiting Research Fellows, Sung-Wook Jung, has published his working paper, titled “The American Data Culture Since 1820: From Madison’s Political Philosophy to Nielsen Ratings.” Three decades after peoplemeters were introduced into the business of syndicated audience measurement, there are approximately 20,000 peoplemeter-installed households in the US. However, growth of peoplemeters has been far slower or stationary...
Lecture: Digital Universalism and the Posthuman University
Our final lecture event of the semester is coming up next week. Liz Losh is an Associate Professor at William & Mary, and the former director of UCSD's Culture, Art & Technology program. She's also the co-winner of last year's McGannon Book Award. We're delighted to have her here at Fordham and urge everyone to come to the talk! Digital...
Pirate radio & public housing
Our fabulous Visiting Research Fellow Larisa Mann is speaking this Thursday, March 10 at 3pm at the Fordham Law School. It’s free and open to the public! Exilic cultural spaces: How public housing and state neglect in England allowed pirate radio to flourish—and why it matters Larisa Kingston Mann Fordham Law School 3-06 March 10, 3pm In England, illegal, unlicensed radio broadcasting...
Event: Political [Bot]any
Another great event  in the Technology & Society lecture series, Monday 11/30 at Lincoln Center! The Technology & Society Lecture Series Presents: Political [Bot]any: Using Code to Manipulate Public Opinion Samuel Woolley University of Washington November 30, 2015 11:30am – 12:45pm Fordham Lincoln Center, Lowenstein South Hall Political actors around the world are beginning to use social bots—automated software programs...
Announcing the 2014 McGannon Book Award Winners
We are very excited to announce the co-winners of our 2014 McGannon Book Award, Christina Dunbar-Hester's Low Power to the People (MIT) and Elizabeth Losh's The War on Learning (MIT). Low Power to the People is an ethnographic examination of low-power radio activists, self-proclaimed "geeks" who help to set up small community radio stations around the country, while actively lobbying...