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PMMA Newsletter Archive

The Public Media Masters program routinely releases newsletters containing faculty & student features, previous events, and more! If you have a question, please contact us at

February 22, 2022 - Good luck with midterms!

With midterms on the horizon it's time to batten down the hatches and get to studying, but it's also important to take some time for self-care too! This newsletter offers a faculty spotlight on Frank LoBuono and more!


February 9, 2022 - Black History Month & Faculty Spotlights

Black History Month & Faculty Spotlights fill this particular newsletter.


January 26, 2022 - Welcome Back!

Features and spotlights abound! Welcome to the new year!


December 15, 2021 - Enjoy your break!

With the Fall semester coming to a close this newsletter looks ahead to what's going on in the Spring.

December 1, 2021 - Nearing the End

Almost there! Ending the semester with a newsletter filled with enrichment, student features, and more!

November 10, 2021 - Faculty & Alumni Spotlights!

As the title implies, this newsletter showcases a number of student and faculty features! Get to know our department and cohort!

October 27, 2021 - Registration updates!

This newsletter features registration information for the Spring 22 semester and several student features.

October 14, 2021 - Happy Fall!

This newsletter features the PMMA watercolor class, job opportunities, and more!

September 29, 2021 - Happy Fall!

This newsletter features a large variety of job opportunities, as well as an assortment of upcoming PMMA events.

September 15, 2021 - Welcome Class of 2022!

This newsletter kicks off the school year with a reflection on the 2021 Fall Intensive Week and photos from some of the first PMMA events.

July 14, 2021

A short newsletter that marks the final edition for the 2020-2021 cohort as they prepare for graduation!

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June 16, 2021

Reflection Time
What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it. -Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Today's Inspiration
"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty." -Maya Angelou

This newsletter features all the dates PMMA students need to ready themselves for their capstone presentations!

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June 2, 2021

Happy June & beginning of Summer! A warm welcome to Fordham's Summer Session & Capstone Projects for our MA Cohort! This newsletter covers the essentials such as information about upcoming capstone project schedules and everything else needed to stay up to date on things concerning the program.

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May 5, 2021

With finals on the horizon this newsletter keeps it light by offering an endearing interview with WFUV veteran George Bodarky and his work on the station's many shows. Also showcased is PMMA student Morgan Thweatt.

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April 14, 2021

It's now April and this newsletter edition offers an engaging look into Prof. Julianne Welby's work as the Senior News Editor at WNYC Radio. Also featured is an interview with PMMA student Levi Homstad.

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March 31, 2021

The last day of March focused on an in-depth interview with Prof. Nick Leshi and his work at the New York Botanical Garden as a Senior Director of Communications in their PR Division. Read about other events as well!

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March 17, 2021

Reflection Time
When was the last time you did something for the first time?

Today's Inspiration
"Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong." -Ella Fitzgerald

Read about Dr. Brandy Monk-Payton and her work within the film and television undergraduate program for the CMS department and more!

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March 3, 2021

Read about Professor Frank Bi, who gears his teaching towards facilitating better research, creating data visualizations, and learning how to use, analyze, and collect data. You can also read about Helena Rampersaud, WFUV’s graduate fellow and journalism student with an interest in documentary journalism. Be sure to check out the upcoming PMMA paint & sip event along with other New York events and opportunities!

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February 17, 2021

Read about Professor Kelli Spector, who has extensive experience in the commercial media and non-profit world and hopes her students will be able to leave her branding class confident in their understanding of how to create or better a brand. You can also read about Anne-Sophie Neumeister, a strategic communications student who is hoping to gain a better understanding of how communication works, and check out the upcoming New York events and opportunities at the bottom!

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February 3, 2021

Read about Professor Dana Roberson, an executive producer of PBS Newshour Weekend who looks forward to helping her students find different ways to visually tell a story, and Miranda Stuck, the new PMMA graduate assistant and journalism student. Be sure to check out the upcoming 1-minute film festival and other New York events and opportunities!

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December 16, 2020

Check out a holiday message from the Director of the PMMA, Dr. Beth Knobel, and the Communication and Media Studies Chair, Dr. Amy Aronson. Be sure to read about the other New York events and opportunities at the bottom!

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December 2, 2020

Read about Professor Lance Strate, who encourages his students to look at media and technology through an ecology view, and Rechael Ikwuagwu, a student on the PMMA strategic communications track who hopes to become more well-rounded with the educational framing and structure. Be sure to check out the upcoming CMS & WFUV event with sports journalist Mike Green and Michael Kay along with other New York events and opportunities!

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November 11, 2020

Read about Professor Paul Levinson, the professor of Freedom of Expression class where he encourages his students to develop their own ideas and thoughts, along with Anica Petrovic, a Fulbright scholar studying to expand her knowledge on the different areas of business. Be sure to check out the first Student Capstone spotlight and other upcoming New York events and opportunities!

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October 28, 2020

Read about Professor Frank Lo Buono who is passionate about helping his students discover their voices, and Christian Perez, the PMMA’s new social media coordinator and strategic communications student.  Be sure to check out the upcoming PMMA virtual mental health event along with other Fordham events and opportunities!

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October 14, 2020

Read about Professor Timothy Wood, who has his students partnering with non-profits to help them better promote their businesses, and James Hurley, a journalism student with dreams of going into broadcast journalism. Be sure to check out the first PMMA open mic event, New York events, and job opportunities!

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September 30, 2020

Read about Professor Qun Wang, whose focus centers on the journalism and media studies fields and an interest in better serving our communities. You can also read about Julia Werner, one of the former PMMA graduate assistants and strategic communications students, along with a few fun PMMA and New York events. Read to the end to see a sneak peek at what in person classes have been looking like!

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September 16, 2020

Read about Program Director Beth Knobel’s hopes for the PMMA, and Morgan Williams, one of the PMMA graduate assistants and journalism student. Be sure to check out the upcoming PMMA Cover Letter/Resume workshop along with other fun PMMA and New York events!

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