Diversifying your online world
June 17, 2013In a new book, MIT’s Ethan Zuckerman asserts that we need to overcome the Internet’s sorting tendencies and create tools to make ourselves ‘digital cosmopolitans.’
Nate Silver presents forecasting work as antidote to ‘terrible’ political pundits
March 1, 2013In MIT talk, celebrated election forecaster offers critique of media, advice to students and hints about his future projects.
Life in BASIC
January 2, 2013Nick Montfort and colleagues examine cultural significance of computer code in new book.
Historian Craig Wilder featured in new Ken Burns film
December 13, 2012The head of the MIT History section served as a consultant on the director's latest documentary, “The Central Park Five.”
Communicating the climate challenge
April 26, 2012New York Times’ Andrew Revkin shares lessons with MIT faculty, students at Earth Day colloquium.
MIT's Communication Forum conducts a conversation for scholars — and citizens
April 2, 2012Has explored media and change for more than 30 years
Profile: David Thorburn
January 12, 2012Professor of literature and director of the MIT Communications Forum on the past and future of communications.
Fall Communications Forum explores local news, surveillance, cities and entertainment
October 14, 2011
Ethan Zuckerman, cyberscholar and activist, to lead MIT Center for Civic Media
June 23, 2011He will direct MIT's influential group of technologists and academics committed to empowering communities around the globe by inventing and testing civic media tools and practices.
Admiral Thad Allen explains leadership during crisis
May 27, 2011Former Sloan Fellow speaks with Dean Schmittlein about response to Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Harrell convenes thought-leaders to catalyze new research informed by science, humanities and arts disciplines
December 2, 2010
McGovern Institute video wins CINE Golden Eagle Award
July 7, 2010
MIT Comparative Media Studies celebrates 10th anniversary
April 26, 2010With a day-long symposium, CMS marked 10 years of leading higher education's move toward applied humanities.
Also labeled: Comparative Media Studies/Writing
Guerrilla reporting in ‘difficult places’
April 19, 2010Activists describe their experiences using new technology to build free media networks in countries with scant resources or oppressive regimes.
Communications Forum on The Culture Beat and New Media
March 4, 2010Featuring Bill Marx, Douglas McLennan, moderated by David Thorburn
Race, Politics and American Media
November 9, 2009Juan Williams and J. Phillip Thompson discuss how the collapse of print and other traditional news and the rise of celebrity culture have contributed to the sharp decline of in-depth stories involving race and society.
The Art of Science Television
November 4, 2009