This is the official page of the Media Studies graduate program at Brooklyn College, City University of New York.
We're interested in cultural studies, critical media studies, cultural geography, post-colonial studies, science & technology studies, critical race studies, media criticism and history, the relationship between new media technologies and society, globalization and media, gender and media, race and media, media and national identity, science-fiction film and television, digital documentary, literary adaptation, audience research, broadcast media management... In a nutshell, we do Media. And Studies.
Mission: Put simply, it's about working with great professors, in a friendly, international department, enjoying all the opportunities NYC has to offer, learning a lot, and earning the MS at the end of it.
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Palestinians recognize Texas as part of Mexico
JERUSALEM - In response to US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, the Palestinian National Authority has announced that it will recognize Texas as a state of Mexico since it was violently annexed by the United States in the 1840s.
Living and dying online
What happens to your Facebook when you die?
We all know that everything you see on TV, and much of what you read online, is ultimately owned by a few mega corporations. But if you were pressed about how much those companies actually own, I'd bet you'd be off by about a factor of 2.
Get it while it's...(sorry)
This year, to celebrate the media world’s tumultuous and always entertaining transformation, Adweek’s Hot List goes 360 to track the best print, TV, and digital properties.
Or there's this- which is probably even more genius
Little did we know that Pepper Spraying Cop has cracked down on so many famous moments in history!! This Tumblr will help document the long pepper spraying arm of this officer of the law! All images...
UC Davis cop gets the photoshop treatment
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4 degrees of separation. Thanks Facebook.
Ever play "The Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" on a dull day? It's a game in which you trace someone's movie roles in an attempt to connect him or her to actor Kevin Bacon in just six steps.
Right now, Congress is debating a law that would give them the power to censor the world's Internet -- creating a blacklist that targets YouTube, Wikileaks and even Avaaz! Now if we stand with key members of Congress, we can defeat this global Internet censorship. Sign the petition!
Lockout a gift for NCAA and NHL?
As the NBA announced the first month of the season would be delayed we take a look at those who have the most to lose (and, in two cases, win).
Brooklyn College Graduate Students Present at the New York State Communications Association
The 69th Annual New York State Communication Association Conference was held in Ellenville, New York, last weekend. A small contingent of Brooklyn College graduate students attended, presenting on two different panels. Erick Blasco, Zach Napolitano, Hugh …
The last question is answered. The universe is known. No more Dan Brown books...we know what Barbie is thinking:
An fascinating experiment that let people experience reality as dolls -- or giants.
If Assange does end up in the US, which is still a big if, what do you think will happen? Australian govt is being accused of hanging him out to dry.
WikiLeaks founder 'abandoned' by government
If you work at the Open Source Center, hit us up!
McLEAN, Va. -- In an anonymous industrial park in Virginia, in an unassuming brick building, the CIA is following tweets – up to 5 million a day. At the agency's Open Source Center, a team known affectionately as the "vengeful librarians" also pores over Facebook, newspapers, TV news channels,...
The middle, is apparently missing. Or is it the left?
IT IS a year until Americans go to the polls, on November 6th 2012, to decide whether Barack Obama deserves another term.
Violence. Grand Theft Auto. Media Effects.
Dirk Eitzen is the head of the Film & Media Studies program at Franklin & Marshall College, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. If you hate violence but love violent entertainments, this talk is for you.
What it takes us a degree to work out- courtesy of distinguished alumnus F. Laursen
Anyone out there a Weibo user? How does it compare to Twitter?
In elections stacked in favor of the Communist Party’s candidates, the ability of independents to whip up online sentiment for change appears to be what most worries officials.
"all human rights should carry full force online"
Foreign secretary, in challenge to China and Russia, tells cyber summit new global treaties to police web counter-productive
We often take freedom of expression for granted. Find out what it costs in Egypt even after Mubarak.
Alaa Abd El Fattah, a well-known Egyptian blogger and activist who was imprisoned in 2006 under the Mubarak regime, learned on Monday that he has been summoned by a military prosecutor. He joins a growing list of Egyptian activists targeted by the military.
Clever campaign to make people think twice about their costumes.
Single-Minded: A Q&A with the leaders of an Ohio University campaign against offensive garb.
So did you know that even when you're logged out, Facebook can still track your browsing?
In some cases, the "frictionless sharing" features of Facebook Instant can make it so that even when you're logged out of Facebook, your browser is still tracking every page you visit.
The UK phone hacking saga given the Datablog work-up
The phone hacking scandal has become so complicated we wanted to create the ultimate wallchart showing what happened when in the affair. When was Clive Goodman first arrested? When did the News of the World close? Find out below
Conference on 9/11, this Wednesday
The deadline's not far away, but only an abstract is required for now
We all watch television. But in this moment of dispersed and fragmented viewership, we all engage with television differently: as an entertainment medium, a home appliance, a range of program content, a description of viewing behavior, a set of technologies, a media industry, and a means for collect...
For anyone interested in social media and writing for the web, there is a great opportunity available at the UN Department of Social and Economic Affairs. The ad won't link too well, but look for the Intern tab then "Intern, Information Management"
United Nations Secretariat is transitioning to a new online recruitment system. During the transition period, both the previous and the new system will run in parallel. When applying for a job, you will be automatically directed to the appropriate system. For information on how to apply for a job, g...
As well as referencing the attacks on NYC on 9/11/01, the date has inspired other messages to swapped on social media- the Pinochet coup, other atrocities in the last decade etc. Is social media remaking public history?
Yesterday was International Literacy Day. What were you reading?
If you earned $713,000, what would you do with it? Fund the GOP?
If you have the same name as an adult entertainer, you can to pay to keep yourself from becoming an ### domain.
Companies and celebrities are being given the chance to protect their names from hijacking ahead of the launch of .###.
This is going to be messy- get going through your queue as quick as you can
Starz' move effectively kills an arrangement that Netflix called "one of our most important deals."
Welcome back to all continuing grad students, and hello to everyone joining the program!
Hurrah for hackers
The hacker group Anonymous disabled several Web sites as punishment for the city’s arrests of people who help feed the homeless.
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