Media are the means through which society is reflected, tested, challenged, and changed. Media names the diverse modes of communication from the hieroglyph to the algorithm, encompassing the myriad technologies, forms, and practices by which information circulates amongst a global population. Media names the transformation of every discipline by new arrangements of texts and information, new requirements for interpretation, evaluation, and formal media production for every college graduate.
It is an ancient concept that remains cutting edge in its applications. Ezra Cornell made his fortune by investing in the media infrastructure of the nineteenth century; we renew his belief by affirming the centrality of media to our times.
Cornell Media Studies is unique for its broad historical reach, and for the collaborative interaction among the disciplines from Classics to Information Science.
Vivian Fan, Cornell Daily Sun, September 18th 2018 Two prominent members of the black community within the field of media studies, both of whose work is currently featured in the PMA 3463: Contemporary Television course curriculum, will share their experience in media in the annual “Voices & Visions in Black Media” lecture series this week. … Continue reading “Authors to Discuss ‘Complexity of Blackness in Media’ as Part of Speaker Series”
Shawn Hikosaka, Cornell Daily Sun, September 16th 2018 One day, Cornellians woke up to find two unassuming, beige-colored structures in the Arts Quad that didn’t entirely seem at home there. Some students jokingly speculated the construction was part of the planned Sophomore Village that is meant to be built on north campus on Cornell’s meme page. … Continue reading “What are the Mysterious Structures on the Arts Quad?”
By: Kathy Hovis, A&S Communications September 10, 2018 The inaugural group of 14 students in the Milstein Program in Technology & Humanity had the chance to swap stories with new Arts & Sciences Dean Ray Jayawardhana during a welcome dinner for the students Sept 5. On his second day as dean, Jayawardhana listened as each of the … Continue reading “Milstein Students Welcomed to Campus with BBQ, Adventures”