McGannon Center

McGannon Center

The McGannon Center is dedicated to furthering understanding of the ethical and social justice dimensions of media and communication technologies, particularly how such technologies affect the distribution of wealth, opportunities, and privileges within society. The Center engages in, sponsors, and promotes interdisciplinary academic research that provides an empirical foundation for informed technological development, policy-making, and debate. We are committed to diverse participation and representing an array of perspectives throughout our activities.

Current News

Finalists Announced for the 2023 Sperber Book Prize

Three biographies and one memoir have been chosen as the finalists for the Sperber Book Prize, administered by Fordham University. This is the 25th annual competition for the award, which honors outstanding biographies and memoirs related to the field of print and electronic journalism.

Fordham Joins Network Dedicated to Harnessing Tech for Good

Fordham is joining forces with a network that can help students and faculty examine ethical issues in the tech sector.

McGannon Center Awarded Grant by Knight Foundation to Support Research on Internet Governance

Fordham Law’s McGannon Center has received a $50,000 award from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to support research into the impact of public communications infrastructure projects, including the WiFi kiosk networks in New York City and Philadelphia.

Professor Olivier Sylvain at Senate Commerce Committee

On July 28, Professor Olivier Sylvain was a witness at the Senate Commerce Committee’s hearing titled, “The PACT Act and Section 230: The Impact of the Law that Helped Create the Internet and an Examination of Proposed Reforms for Today’s Online World.”

Future of Democracy Ep. 19: Unpacking online speech

With the click of a button, almost anyone in the world can post their thoughts, opinions or commentary online. How can we understand speech online and the policies that surround it?