Hofstra in NYC

In addition to a number of great on campus offerings, this January the Herbert School of Communication at Hofstra will be offering two courses based out of New York City! Here are the full details:

PR 180E – New York and the Media (January 2-23)
Taught by Professor Suzanne Berman
CRN 10157

New York is a global center and home to many of the leading international media companies, including newspapers, publishing houses, television networks, recording companies, advertising agencies and public relations firms. In this course, the city becomes the student’s extended classroom as students go on field trips and attend seminars with New York editors, producers, journalists and media executives, and get to experience what it is like to work in the media capital of the world. This course is designed to help students understand how New York media influences society and communication worldwide. Semester Hours: 3

RTVF 061D – Community Radio and Civic Engagement Case Study – Democracy Now (January 2-23)
Taught by Professor Mario Murillo
CRN 10158

Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. Pioneering the largest public media collaboration in the U.S., Democracy Now! is broadcast on Pacifica, NPR, community, and college radio stations; on public access, PBS, satellite television and on the internet. This Hofstra in NYC workshop will expose students to various approaches to community radio and media using the Democracy Now! as a working model of innovative independent production.

Beginning with a historical overview of community/citizen’s media in the U.S. as the foundation for the rest of the course, students will spend time in the Chelsea-based studios and offices of Democracy Now! and work alongside the news, social media and on-line staff of the program in developing their own media projects that will be based on contemporary civic engagement campaigns. The three-week course will be conducted both on-site and in the radio classroom of The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication. Semester Hours: 3