Media Studies Launches New Initiatives

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.


Authors to Discuss ‘Complexity of Blackness in Media’ as Part of Speaker Series

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”

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