What 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 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:
The 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.
The 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”→
The Equal Justice Initiative’s Memorial and Museum in Montgomery, Alabama, is set to open on April 26, 2018. The Museum is meant to be, first and foremost, a memorial to the over 4,000 lynchings that occurred, primarily in the South, in the century following the Civil War. Continue reading “Dirt: Media, Medium & Monument”→
Written 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?”→
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!””→
These 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.