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Donald McGannon
Communication Research Center


The Donald McGannon Communication Research Center was founded in 1986 and is named in memory of Donald H. McGannon, former CEO of Westinghouse Broadcasting Corporation (Group W) and a Fordham College graduate, Class of 1940.  

The mission of the Donald McGannon Communication Research Center is to conduct, support, reward, and disseminate research that informs the communications policymaking process and ethical decision-making in the management of media institutions. The Center seeks to contribute to the development of a tradition of rigorous research into media performance and media policy, with a particular emphasis on the interaction between the economic and the public service dimensions of media performance. In pursuit of these objectives, the Center serves as a resource and forum for scholars, policymakers, industry groups, and public interest organizations with an interest in understanding the factors that affect media performance and the appropriate policies to promote and sustain a media system that functions effectively from both an economic and a public service standpoint.

The McGannon Center and its staff have served as a research resource to a wide range of governmental and non-governmental organizations, including: the Federal Communications Commission, the U.S. Government Accountability Office, the Federal Trade Commission, U.S. Department of State, the Senate Commerce Committee, the New York City Council, the Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications, the Ford Foundation, the Center for American Progress, the Center for Creative Voices in Media, the National Association of Broadcasters, the National Cable and Telecommunications Association, the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council, the Office of Communication of the United Church of Christ, the Institute for Public Representation, the Phoebe Haas Charitable Trust, the Benton Foundation, the New America Foundation, Time Warner Cable, and the Social Science Research Council.

The Center's research has been featured in media outlets such as Broadcasting & Cable, the Los Angeles Times, Media Week, Billboard, TV Week, and the Washington Times.

           


































































































































































































































































































































































































  Latest News
12.18.2013 - Translating Diversity to Internet Governance by Philip Napoli & Kari Karppinen Published in First Monday >

09.30.2013 - Why Americans Hate the Media and How it Matters by Jonathan Ladd Wins the 2012 Donald McGannon Book Award >

06.01.2013 - Beyond Broadband Access, Latest Volume in the Everett C. Parker Book Series, Published by Fordham University Press > 

05.04.2013 - New Working Paper by Center Director Phiilp M. Napoli on The Algorithm as Institution >

04.24.13 - New Blog Post by Phiilp Napoli and Jonathan Obar on Whether Mobile Internet Acccess is an Effective Solution to the Digital Divide >

04.06.13 - Video of Philip Napoli's Presentation at USC on Audiences as Consumers, Audiences as Citizens >

04.01.13 - New White Paper Co-Authored by Philip Napoli on Mobile Leapfrogging and Digital Divide Policy Published by the New America Foundation > 

02.21.13 - New Article by Affiliated Scholar Mark Cooper on Fact-Checking the Spectrum Food Fight >

02.11.13 - New Book in Everett C. Parker Book Series, Rethinking Media Pluralism, Published by Fordham University Press >

02.05.13 - New Working Paper, From the Public Switched Network to the Public Digital Communications Network, by Affiliated Scholar Mark Cooper >

11.25.12 - Center Director Philip Napoli Featured in Boston Globe Magazine Cover Story on Social Media Analytics >

10.23.12 - McGannon Center Visiting Research Fellow Andreas Masouras Publishes New Book on Managing Media Content >

10.17.2012 - Call for Papers for ICA Pre-Conference on Strategies for Media Reform, Co-Sponsored by McGannon Center >

09.12.12 - Rethinking Media Pluralism, the latest book in the McGannon Center's Everett C. Parker Book Series, available for pre-order >

07.25.12 - FCC releases literature review on Critical Information Needs of the American Public, co-authored by Center Director Philip Napoli >

07.2.12 - New Working Paper by Mark Cooper on The Role of Antitrust in Promoting Competition and Protecting Consumers as the Digital Revolution Matures >

06.26.12 - PowerPoint slides for critical information needs presentation at FCC >

06.26.12 - Public hearing on FCC literature review on critical information needs co-authored by Center Director Philip Napoli >

06.25.12 - McGannon Center participating in workshop on "New Media, New Demand Measurement Methodologies >

06.20.12 - New report, Program Value in the Evolving Television Audience Marketplace, by Philip Napoli, published by Time Warner Research Program on Digital Communications >

05.15.2012 - The Googlization of Everything by Siva Vaidhyanathan wins the 2011 Donald McGannon Award for Social and Ethical Relevance in Communications Policy Research >

02.27.2012 - Center Director Philip Napoli to speak in DC on Panel on "Television in the 21st Century: Are Government Regulations of the Video Marketplace Serving the Public Interest?" >

02.10.2012 - McGannon Center Accepting Applications for Visiting Research Fellows >

02.09.2012 - McGannon Center Files Comments in FCC Proceeding on Enhanced Disclosure Obligations for Broadcast Licensees >

12.22.2011 - Center Director Philip Napoli's Editorial on Retransmission Consent Regs Published in The Hill >

12.16.2011 - McGannon Center Director Presents Research on Television and Social Media at MIT >

11.11.2011 - McGannon Center Co-Sponsoring Workshop in DC on The Governance of Social Media >

10.06.2011 - New Article by Center Director Philip Napoli on "Exposure Diversity Reconsidered," Published in the Journal of Information Policy >

09.13.2011 - New Blog Post by Center Director Philip Napoli on Linking Communication Research with Communications Policy >

08.07.2011 -"Diminished, Enduring, and Emergent Diversity Policy Concerns in an Evolving Media Environment," by Center Director Philip M. Napoli, Published in the International Journal of Communication >

07.29.2011 - McGannon Center Affiliated Scholar Traci Morris Named to the FCC's Consumer Advisory Committee > 

07.24.2011 - Communications Research in Action Reviewed in the Journal of Information Policy >

07.04.2011 - New Working Paper by Visiting Research Fellow Andreas Masouras on An Alternative Methodological Approach to the Study of Diversity in Greek Television >
 
06.06.2011 - Center Director Delivers Keynote Presentation at the From Audiences to Users and Beyond Conference in Helsinki > 

05.23.2011 -Digital Diversity Workshop Report Now Available >

05.18.2011 - Center Director Receives $20,000 Research Award from the Time Warner Cable Research Program on Digital Communications >

05.16.2011 - The Death and Life of American Journalism & The Master Switch Share the 2010 Donald McGannon Book Award >

04.07.2011 - Center Director Speaks About Data Politics at Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy >

02.28.2011 - Winter, 2011 Center Newsletter Now Online >

02.18.2011 - Center Director to Speak at Carsey-Wolf Center Conference on Media Distribution in the Digital Era >

02.14.11 - New Working Paper by Visiting Fellow Andreas Masouras on Diversity in Greek Television >

02.01.11 - McGannon Center Accepting Applications for Visiting Research Fellows >

01.18.2011 - Communications Research in Action, Inaugural Volume in Center's Everett C. Parker Book Series, Published by Fordham University Press >

01.17.2011 - New Working Paper by Center Director Philip M. Napoli on The Unsettled Law and Policy of Audience Measurement in the U.S. >

12.03.2010 - Center Director Delivers Keynote Presentation at Media Diversity from a User Perspective Workshop at the Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam >

11.13.2010 - Audience Evolution: New Technologies and the Transformation of Media Audiences, by Center Director Philip M. Napoli, published by Columbia UniversityPress >

11.12.2010 - Summer-Fall, 2010, Center Newsletter Now Online > 


11.09.2010 - Blog and Facebook Pagefor Center Director Philip M. Napoli's New Book, Audience Evolution: New Technologies and the Transformation of Media Audiences, now live >

09.27.2010 - New Working Paper by Affiliated Scholar Mark Cooper on the Future of Journalism and Public Media >

09.27.2010 - Center Files Joint Comments with the New America Foundation in the FCC Proceeding on Improving International Broadband Data Comparisons >

09.25.2010 - Call for Proposals: Workshop on Digital Diversity: Serving the Public Interest in the Age of Broadband >

09.25.2010 - New Working Paper by Philip M.Napoli on Persistent and Emergent Diversity Policy Concerns >

09.24.2010- New Working Paper by Minna Aslama and Philip M. Napoli on Diversity 2.0 > 

09.24.2010 - McGannon Center Co-Sponsoring Bits without Borders Conference at the Michigan State University College of Law >

08.13.10 - Center Files Joint Comments with Social Science Research Council in FCC Media Bureau's Data Review Proceeding >

07.27.10 - Center Director to be Visiting Scholar at Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy >

07.16.2010 - New Working Paper by Mark Cooper on The Case for Title II >

07.12.2010 - "Free the Data" Editorial byCenter Director Philip M. Napoli Published in Ars Technica >

06.28.2010 - New Working Paper by Affiliated Scholar Christina Dunbar-Hester on Technical Practice and Identity Work in Democratic Media Activism >

05.24.2010 - Spring, 2010 McGannon Center Newsletter Now Online >

05.21.2010 - The Myth of Digital  Democracy Wins 2009McGannon Book Award >

05.20.2010 - TV Oral History Interviews Now Available Online >

05.07.2010 - Center Files Joint Comments in FCC Proceeding on The Future of Media >

04.19.2010 - Center Files Joint Comments in FCC Proceeding Regarding Access to Broadband Data >

03.13.2010 - Winter, 2010 McGannon Center Newsletter Now Online >

03.11.2010 - Center Director Speaks at Columbia University Conference on Media Ownership>

02.10.2010- New Working Paper by Philip Napoli and Joe Karaganis On Making Public Poicy with Publicly Available Data >

02.05.2010 - Robert McChesney and John Nichols Discuss The Death and Life of American Journalism >

12.28.2009 - New Article: Navigating Producer-ConsumerConvergence: Media Policy Priorities in the Era of User-Generated and Distributed Content, published in inauguralissue of Communications and Convergence Review >

12.19.2009 - McGannon Center now on Facebook >

12.08.2009- Fall, 2009 McGannon Center Quarterly Newsletter Now Online >

10.10.2009 - New Working Paperby Philip Napoli on Navigating Producer-Consumer Convergence >

09.15.2009
New Working Paper by Minna Aslama on Rethinking Media Diversity and Policy in the Web 2.0 Era >

09.15.2009- New Working Paper by Minna Aslama and Ingrid Erikson onPublic Spheres, Networked Publics, and Networked Public Spheres >

08.24.2009 - Summer, 2009 McGannon Center Quarterly Newsletter Now Online >

07.28.2009 - Center Participates in New Blog on Data Access and Policy Issues >

07.18.2009 - Book Award Winner James Boyle Interviewed on WFUV >

07.01.2009 - McGannon Center Files Comments in FCC's Arbitron Proceeding >

05.15.2009 - The Public Domain Wins 2008 McGannon Book Award >

05.15.2009 - Spring, 2009 McGannon Center Newsletter Now Online >

05.12.2009 - New Working Paper by Kari Karppinen on Rethinking Media Pluralism >

05.10.2009 - New Working Paper by Philip Napoli on Audience Measurement, the Diversity Principle, and the First Amendment Right to Construct the Audience >

04.10.2009 - New Working Paper By Mark Cooper on The Future of Journalism >

01.19.2009 - Winter, 2009 McGannon Center Newsletter Now Online >


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