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News | 2003

McGannon Center Hosts Annual Conference of the Emma L. Bowen Foundation for Minority Interests in Media

The McGannon Center hosted the annual conference of the Emma L. Bowen Foundation for Minority Interests in Media, an organization devoted to increasing the opportunities for minorities in media professions.  The event brought over 100 students from around the country to Fordham and featured an array of well-known speakers, including Today Show News Anchor Ann Curry.  McGannon Center Director Philip Napol provided the students with an update on media regulation issues.  More information about the Bowen Foundation and its conference can be found here

McGannon Center Hosts Conference on Media Diversity and Localism: Meaning, Metrics, and the Public Interest

The McGannon Center hosted a conference titled Media Diversity and Localism: Meaning, Metrics and the Public Interest at Pope Auditorium on Fordham University’s Lincoln Center campus. The complete conference report is available for download.

McGannon Center Director Speaks at National Communication Association

McGannon Center Director Philip Napoli spoke on a panel titled “Communication Policy in the 21st Century,” at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association in Miami, FL. Dr. Napoli's remarks addressed the changing communications policy climate and the changing role of policy analysis in communications policymaking. 

McGannon Center Director Speaks at Markle Foundation

Center Director Philip Napoli discussed his latest book, Audience Economics: Media Institutions and the Audience Marketplace (Columbia University Press, 2003) at the Markle Foundation in New York in a talk that focused on the policy ramifications of new audience measurement systems. 

McGannon Center Director Participates in Quello Center Symposium

McGannon Center Director Philip Napoli participated in a symposium at the Quello Center for Telecommunications Management and Law at Michigan State University.  The symposium’s title was Making U.S. Telecommunications Policy: Who Participates and Who is Heard?  The Roles of Research and Ideas.”  While at the Quello Center, Dr. Napoli also participated in a panel titled “Media Ownership Policy, Localism, and Diversity.” 

CFA Research Director Delivers McGannon Center Lecture

Mark Cooper, Director of Research for the Consumer Federation of America delivered the Fall, 2003 McGannon Center Lecture.  Dr. Cooper discussed his new book, Media Ownership and Democracy in the Digital Information Age.

McGannon Center Director Discusses Broadcasters’ Public Interest Obligations on WFUV.

McGannon Center Director Philip Napoli was a guest on the WFUV (90.7 FM) program “Faculty Conversations” for a discussion of the issue of broadcasters’ public interest obligations and the current state of local news and public affairs programming.

McGannon Center Director Testifies Before Senate Commerce Committee

McGannon Center Director Philip Napoli testified before the Senate Commerce Committee on the subject of media ownership regulations.  More information about the Senate hearing can be found here.  A full text of Dr. Napoli's statement can be found here.

2003 Parker Lecture Takes Place in Washington, D.C.

McGannon Center Senior Research Associate Everett Parker was honored with the annual Parker Lecture and Awards luncheon, sponsored by the Office of Communication of the United Church of Christ. 2003 honorees included former FCC Chairman, Newton Minow, Action for Children’s Television Founder, Peggy Charren, and former Chairman and Publisher of the San Jose Mercury News, Jay Harris. More information about the Parker Lecture can be found here.

C. Edwin Baker Wins McGannon Center Communications Policy Research Award

University of Pennsylvania legal scholar, C. Edwin Baker, won the 2002 McGannon Center Award for Social and Ethical Relevance in Communication Policy Research for his book, Media, Markets, and Democracy (Cambridge University Press, 2001). More information about the McGannon Center's Communications Policy Research Award can be found here.

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