Author Archives: Claudia Rivera


The classes listed below, scheduled to be offered at Lincoln Center in the fall, are in danger of cancellation due to low enrollment.  Attached you will find flyers providing course descriptions.  If you have any interest in any of them,  but have run into difficulty registering due to a pre-requisite,  PLEASE get in touch with Dr. Jackaway ( right away!… Read more »

Fall ’16 Course: Writing TV Sitcoms Open for Registration! Laughter always welcome!

Are you looking for another course for Fall 2016? How about a class geared to make you laugh out loud and where you’ll learn how to make others laugh, as well? If this sounds like something for you, please join us for the course! Sitcoms are shot by multiple cameras which limit the action to one or two sets. This… Read more »

Summer ’16 Course @ LC Campus: Intro to Media Industries NOW Open for Registration!

Learn about some of the most important industries in New York City! We consume media products daily but rarely think about the complex labor, production, and distribution systems that manufacture the broadcast, digital, and print messages around us. This interactive summer course will give you an overview of the television, film, print, music, gaming, advertising and PR industries. You will… Read more »

Fall ’16 Course: Privacy and Surveillance- NOW Open for Registration!

Today’s news headlines are filled with reports of new threats and invasions to privacy. This course will explore the domestic and international development of data privacy law and policy and focus on issues of privacy, security and the emerging regulations that establish fair information practices for the Internet, online platforms, media institutions and global electronic commerce. Particular attention will be… Read more »

Summer ’16 Course: Intro to Communications & Media Studies NOW open for Registration!

The course is an introduction to the major approaches, theories and perspectives in the study of communication and media. Through readings and lectures students will learn the foundation necessary for advanced study in these fields, discussing such diverse topics as keeping secrets, human territoriality, the cost/benefit analysis of romantic relationships, the class construction of taste in hi/low culture, American media’s… Read more »

Register for History of Television this Fall 2016 @ Lincoln Center!

A look at television’s past, present, and future- from radio to YouTube and beyond. This course surveys the aesthetic, technological, and industrial developments of American television. Starting with the foundations of television in radio and in the global developments of television technologies, the course moves through the development of the network era up to the transitional stages between network and… Read more »

Register for First-Person Journalism for Fall 2016 @ Lincoln Center!

What can explain the enduring popularity of Tom Wolfe and Hunter Thompson and Joan Didion? Brilliant journalism, incisive insight, and provocative ideas. First-person journalism is nothing new. As part of the New Journalism movement, reporters like Wolfe and Didion have infused their storytelling with their personal experience and observations. Today, the digital shift in journalism and explosion of social media… Read more »

Register for Interviews & Profiles Course for Fall 2016 @ Lincoln Center!

The art of the interview is not easy to master. But at the heart of all great journalism you find the crucial interviews that bring to life and reveal a human being or a human condition. One of the great challenges of all journalists, whether digital, print, cable, or broadcast, is the interview. This course will explore the many methods… Read more »

CMS Hosts Admitted Students for its new Public Media MA

On Wednesday, April 20, 13 admitted students came to mingle with members of the faculty, our partners WFUV and WNYC, advisory board members, the director of Career Services, and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences staff to enjoy everyone’s company and find out more about the program.  We gathered at the Donald McGannon Center for Communication Research at Fordham’s Rose Hill… Read more »

Join us for a CMS Information Session! March 31 @ 12:30, LL 518

Dr. Gwenyth Jackaway, professor and associate chair of communication and media studies, will host an information session to provide an overview of the proposed majors along with some guidance for students about requirements and how to plan fall 2016 schedules. Feel free to join us! When: Thursday March 31, 2016 @ 12:30-1:30pm Where: Lincoln Center Campus, Lowenstein Building, Room 518…. Read more »