Public Media in a Time of Global Reordering: Old Challenges, New Hope

Screen Shot 2018-07-18 at 6.07.23 AMWhat constitutes “public service media” (PSM) – its remit, its independence, its funding, its organizational configurations – is never set and self-evident. It constantly faces opposition from commercial competitors as well as political actors that seem to manifest in different reiterations year after year.  At the same time, its core values of universal service, public interest, and preservation of national culture can be found also outside of the Western PSM models.

This was the recurring theme in the IAMCR Post-conference Public Service Media in a Time of Global Reordering: Sustainability, Reinvention and Extension (25 June 2018), co-organized by Alessandro D’Arma from Westminster University, Yik Chan Chin from Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, and Minna Horowitz, a Fellow of the Institute for International Communication. The event featured an array of cases that documented significant challenges but also interesting openings for unconventional and fresh thinking about public service media beyond the European iterations.

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CfP – Truth and Communication in the Age of Misinformation: From Kierkegaard to Social Media

Call for Papers:

Truth and Communication in the Age of Misinformation: From Kierkegaard to Social Media

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Location: St. John’s University, NY, USA

Date: November 16-17, 2018 (Friday-Saturday)

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ICSB Argentina: Sustainable Development Goals 2030, Small Business and Tango

IMG-2791This week, a team of St. John’s students is participating in the ICSB Academy Pitch Competition in Taiwan. As they compete and learn, we reflect back on how last year’s competition in Argentina affected students’ who went on this special trip. Helene Diyabanza Peterson, who recently graduated from the College of Professional Studies, as Master of Science in International Communication, looks back at her experience in Buenos Aires:

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Public Service Media and Information Disorder: A Report to the Council of Europe

Screen Shot 2018-06-04 at 3.46.03 PMThe Institute Fellow Minna Aslama Horowitz, with the assistance of the Master’s students Helene Diyabanza Peterson and Julia Theilen, authored an Expert Report for the Council of Europe on the possibilities for public service media to counter disinformation  and propaganda.

The report was presented to the Council in Paris, France, on 25 May 2018.  Below is the transcript of the presentation.

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Graduate Symposium: New Russia and the not so new propaganda

edited-0333The Institute for International Communication invited distinguished Soviet dissident and journalist, Prof. Leonid Goldin to speak at IICM on Monday April 9th. The purpose of the seminar, ostensibly about Russian propaganda, was to contextualize for students the methods and underlying models of power practiced by contemporary Russian media. Continue reading “Graduate Symposium: New Russia and the not so new propaganda”

Sexual Harassment: Why is it so difficult to understand?

DenisseWritten by Denisse Gabriela Dávila Zúñiga, who was a visiting scholar at the IICM, during the fall 2017 semester. Denisse was visiting from Universidad de Sonora, Mexico, and researched “sexual harassment in school” at the IICM under Prof. Ellen Boegel, CPS, St. John’s University. Her research is supported by a grant from Mexican Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT).  Continue reading “Sexual Harassment: Why is it so difficult to understand?”

Women Innovators are needed to foster sustainable development

dwedutvvoaaw4wcThe 62nd Commission on the Status of Women is meeting at the United Nations in New York from 12 to 23rd March. To honor the event, we are sharing some insights about women, development, and entrepreneurship, based on related events organized by UN Women, the Nordic Innovation House, Innovation Norway, and SAP. Continue reading “Women Innovators are needed to foster sustainable development”

“We need to define Good Life!”

IMG_8898Written by Dr. Minna Aslama Horowitz, IICM Research Fellow. 

Dr. Luca Rossi, the senior researcher for the Italian National Institute of Public Health, visited the Institute for International Communication in February 2018. He spoke in several graduate classes and gave a public Guest Lecture on “The Making of the Contemporary Society: International Organizations and Global Development”. Continue reading ““We need to define Good Life!””

Storytelling for Women’s Empowerment: How to communicate effectively in today’s information overflow

IMG_7554Friday, February 2, around 9:15 am: still feeling a little sleepy, I was looking out a glass wall over Manhattan, being illuminated by the morning sun from a seventeenth floor in a building next to Times Square. An inspiring and formative day was ahead of me – Kota Day 2018. Continue reading “Storytelling for Women’s Empowerment: How to communicate effectively in today’s information overflow”

Immigration, Ethnicity, and Citizenship: Re-thinking Sovereignty

statue-of-liberty-1210001_1920These realities of human life have always been contested. It is about loyalty/trust and finding an organizing principle to develop a functional socio-economic society. It is about sharing of resources, which are always in short supply; for a variety of reasons there are never enough resources to go around, no matter how rich the society/community is.

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Media Capture Series Pt. 5: The Oligarchy Crowds Ukraine’s Media Market

mediacapture5In October, the Institute for International Communication hosted Dr. Marko Milosavljevic who discussed his cutting-edge research on media capture . A group of undergraduate students of International Communication reflected on the theme. 

Communism or democracy – which government body do you reckon allows more freedom in media? Continue reading “Media Capture Series Pt. 5: The Oligarchy Crowds Ukraine’s Media Market”