News from the Department of Media Studies.


Autumn Tyler presenting her work. Photo by Glenn Asakawa (Jour’86)

CMCI Now: Rerooted: An Artist’s Journey

Dec. 3, 2020

While preparing her master’s thesis, Autumn Tyler (MMediaSt’20) traveled 4,395 miles and took over a thousand photographs of Black LGBTQ+ artists for an exhibit called Roots. Self. Gaze. Now earning her PhD in media studies, Tyler writes that the experience taught her that, in order to move forward and grow, sometimes you must return to your roots.


CMCI Now: Fall 2020

Nov. 19, 2020

Read the latest issue of our award-winning magazine.

Columbia Journal Review: "The Substackerati"

Nov. 18, 2020

Featuring Nathan Schneider (Media Studies)

Resilience: "Nathan Schneider’s Bounty of Fresh Ideas for Cooperatives"

Nov. 16, 2020

Featuring Nathan Schneider (Media Studies)

Ms. Magazine: "The White Pantsuit: A Fashion Statement, but Also Deeply Symbolic"

Nov. 16, 2020

Featuring Shoba Sharad Rajgopal (Media Studies)

Atlas Institute: "Q&A with new B2 director Steven Frost"

Nov. 9, 2020

Featuring Steven Frost (Media Studies)

Business Insider: "Defector Media Is A Case Study In How To Hit ‘Refresh’ And Start A Progressive New Business After Feeling Burned By Your Past Employer"

Nov. 2, 2020

Featuring Nathan Schneider (Media Studies)

Catholic Outlook: "‘Fratelli Tutti’ and the economics of Pope Francis"

Oct. 12, 2020

Featuring Nathan Schneider (Media Studies)

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Reinventing Startup Ownership

Aug. 25, 2020

Part of the College of Media, Communication and Information, MEDLab is a think tank for community ownership and governance in media organizations. One of its programs, Exit to Community, partners with interested startups to explore and develop alternative exit pathways through policy research and popular education. This month, Exit to Community will host two webinars focused on corporate social responsibility and exploring new alternatives to standard models of startup ownership.

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CMCI Now: #TunedIn: 10 Things Worth Checking Out Now

Aug. 19, 2020

A curated list of articles by, and featuring, CMCI researchers for your reading, watching and listening pleasure. Dig in!