In his new book, Professor Victor Pickard, who is the co-director of the Media, Inequality & Change Center, unpacks the decline in public service journalism and the structural causes behind it, and what that means for a functioning democratic state. For more on the book, visit the Oxford University Press site: https://bit.ly/2Uaro1L
MIC Center Videos
What is net neutrality? Why does it matter to Americans? And what does it mean that net neutrality has been repealed? Check out this short explainer from Annenberg School for Communication Doctoral Candidate David Elliot Berman, co-author with Professor Victor Pickard of the book After Net Neutrality: A New Deal for the Digital Age (Yale University Press).
The fifth panel of the MIC launch event of April 12, 2019 was entitled “The Road Ahead,” and it reflected on contemporary challenges and considered the potentials and perils for social change. Panelists discussed directions for future action and collaborative opportunities for scholars and activists in the years ahead.
Moderator: Chenjerai Kumanyika, Assistant Professor of Journalism and Media Studies, School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University-New Brunswick. Panelists: Helen Gym, Councilmember, City of Philadelphia; Juan González, Professor, School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University-New Brunswick & Co-Host of Democracy Now!; and Marc Lamont Hill, Professor, Temple University.
The fourth panel of the MIC Launch event of April 12, 2019 was entitled “Local Perspectives on the Future of Work and Workers.” Built on the previous panel, it explored ways that local communities and organizations have fought for justice within the transforming economy.
Moderator: amalia deloney, Program Director, Media Democracy Fund. Panelists: Biju Mathew, Professor, Rider University & Organizing Committee of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance; Jason Moyer-Lee, General Secretary, Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB); Michelle Miller, Co-founder, Coworker.org; and Mackenzie Baris, Deputy Director of Program and Base-Building, Jobs With Justice.
The third panel of the MIC Launch event of April 12, 2019 was entitled “Technology and the Future of Work and Workers.” It explored the changing conditions of work that emerged over the last few decades and the possibilities of building worker power and creating social change in this new economic system.
Moderator: Khadijah Costley White, Assistant Professor of Journalism and Media Studies, School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University-New Brunswick. Panelists: Jamie Woodcock, Researcher, Oxford Internet Institute; Ben Tarnoff, Co-Founder and Co-Editor, Logic Magazine; Alexandrea Ravenelle, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Mercy College & Visiting Scholar, Institute for Public Knowledge at NYU; Stephen Lerner, Fellow, Georgetown University’s Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor.