Media Studies New York

Media Studies New York 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.

Vines Venezuela
12/23/2018

Vines Venezuela

•A Mi Manera•
07/01/2018

•A Mi Manera•

~Aryzious

Palestinians recognize Texas as part of Mexico
12/10/2017
Palestinians recognize Texas as part of Mexico

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.

Get it while it's...(sorry)
12/05/2011
The 2011 Hot List Revealed! | Adweek

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
11/23/2011
PEPPER SPRAYING COP

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
11/23/2011
Occupy Lulz - Boing Boing

UC Davis cop gets the photoshop treatment

Where not otherwise specified, this work is licensed under a Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing with attribution. Boing Boing is a trademark of Happy Mutants LLC in the United States and other countries.

Sign away!
11/16/2011
Click here to save the Internet as we know it

Sign away!

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!

The last question is answered.  The universe is known.  No more Dan Brown books...we know what Barbie is thinking:
11/08/2011
The Neuroscience of Barbie: Scientific American

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 accu...
11/07/2011
WikiLeaks founder 'abandoned' by government

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!
11/07/2011
CIA Open Source Center Follows Foreign Twitter, Facebook Accounts

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?
11/05/2011
America’s missing middle

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.

What it takes us a degree to work out- courtesy of distinguished alumnus F. Laursen
11/03/2011

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?
11/01/2011
Political Outsiders Turn to Microblog Campaigns in China

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.

We often take freedom of expression for granted. Find out what it costs in Egypt even after Mubarak.
10/31/2011
Egyptian Blogger’s Summons Adds Fuel to Campaign Against Military Trials

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.

Timeline Photos
10/20/2011

Timeline Photos

So did you know that even when you're logged out, Facebook can still track your browsing?
09/26/2011
Facebook's New Features Might Not Be as Private as You Think

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
09/14/2011
Phone hacking: what happened when? Visualised

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
09/12/2011

Conference on 9/11, this Wednesday

09/12/2011
On Television Conference | Just another commons.yale.edu site

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...

09/12/2011
UN Careers

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...

09/12/2011

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?

If you have the same name as an adult entertainer, you can to pay to keep yourself from becoming an ### domain.
09/07/2011
.### website registration begins

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 .###.

08/30/2011

Welcome back to all continuing grad students, and hello to everyone joining the program!

Hurrah for hackers
07/01/2011
Hackers Disable Orlando Web Sites

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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