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”

Design Thinking: Practicing Innovation

SymposiumDec-10On December 13, 2017, graduate students of International Communication at St. John’s University presented a variety of innovative projects they developed throughout a class in Design Thinking at a Graduate Symposium. The event was organized and moderated by Dr. Minna Horowitz, who led the Design Thinking class during this fall semester.  Continue reading “Design Thinking: Practicing Innovation”

Media Capture Series Pt. 4: Media Climate in the Netherlands

mediacapture4In 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. 

Nowadays, disruption is prominent wherever you go; in technology, political climates, etc. However, nothing is more disruptive in the world than the media. Continue reading “Media Capture Series Pt. 4: Media Climate in the Netherlands”

Media Capture Series Pt. 3: Freedom of the Press? The Expansion of Media Capture in the Mainstream

mediacapture3In 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. 

The age of widespread overt propaganda and media dictatorship has dwindled; however, freedom of the press remains vulnerable as media systems fall under the control of  “governments or vested interests networked with politics,” in the words of Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, professor of democracy studies at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. Continue reading “Media Capture Series Pt. 3: Freedom of the Press? The Expansion of Media Capture in the Mainstream”