“Think, Link & Learn”

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Arts Interns Wanted at Village Voice :: Apply by Jan. 1, 2009

The Voice is accepting applications for its winter/spring arts internships. Applicants should be excellent writers and be familiar with New York’s theater, film, art or books scenes.

The internships are part-time and unpaid and are limited to enrolled college or graduate students able to earn academic credit. Apply by mail or e-mail and include: cover letter, resume and writing samples.

Brian Parks, Arts & Culture Editor
The Village Voice
36 Cooper Square
New York, NY 10003

Harlem RBI Offers Two Full-time Opportunities

Social Services Director. This staff member leads a department to develop and ensure the provision of a range of social services that respond to the needs of Harlem RBI's After-school program participants. The ideal candidate works with senior management across multiple disciplines to create an effective and integrated social service program. LCSW, clinical supervision and program development experience are required. Email resume and coverletter to rcytron@harlemrbi.org


Staff Accountant. This staff member is responsible for the financial record-keeping for our two organizations, Harlem RBI and DREAM Charter School. The individual must have an Associates Degree (towards a Bachelor's Degree) in accounting OR 2-4 years of prior bookkeeping experience, preferably in a nonprofit organization. Strong administrative and organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to perform account analysis and monthly closings are desirable. Email resume and coverletter to rkalra@harlemrbi.org.
Complete job postings can be found at www.harlemrbi.org/employ.html
Remember, "word of mouth" and email forwards are the primary means by which people land their dream job! Share within your circles. This comes from Megan Demarkis, a colleague of CCNY’s Crystal Vargas. Include her name in the subject line when you or a friend apply.
Harlem RBI offers all Full Time employees competitive salaries, a built in raise structure, professional development funds, full health and dental benefits, and a retirement plan. Megan welcomes the chance to talk to colleagues and peers about joining the Harlem RBI team in person.

Megan Demarkis, Director of Organizational Excellence
212.722.1608, ext. 225
Harlem RBI
333 East 100th Street - Ground Floor
NY, NY 10029

Harlem RBI provides inner city youth with opportunities to Play, Learn, and Grow. We use the power of teams to coach, teach, and inspire youth to recognize their potential and realize their dreams.

Rachel Cytron
Associate Executive Director
Harlem RBI
333 East 100th Street
NY, NY 10029
212/722-1608 x223 (phone)
212/722-1862 (fax)

Fall Internship Opportunities with Educational Housing Services

Educational Housing Services (EHS), an independent operator of college residence halls in NYC, has internship opportunities in their marketing department. If any MCA students are looking for fall 2009, they should contact Prof. Lynn Appelbaum as they finalize internship plans. EHS worked with CCNY on the launch of The Towers residence hall.

Ellis Simon
Director of Public Relations
The City College of New York
S-176, 138th St. at Convent Ave.
New York, NY 10031


FREE Career Development Workshop Friday, Jan. 30 at Ruder Finn

Register Now :: Space Limited





Who: THE LAGRANT FOUNDATION (TLF) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase the number of ethnic minorities in the fields of advertising, marketing and public relations through scholarships, internships, mentoring programs and career development workshops to African American, Native American, Asian Pacific American and Hispanic/Latino undergraduate and graduate students.

Ruder Finn is a leading independent communications, counseling and services Agency with more than 60 years of experience. The Ruder Finn Group maintains offices in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Washington, London, Paris, and Jerusalem. Asia offices include, Beijing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore. The Agency also works with leading independent affiliates in major markets throughout the U.S., Europe and Latin America. The Agency serves the global and local communications needs of more than 250 corporations and nonprofit organizations. For additional information, visit: http://www.ruderfinn.com.

What: Ruder Finn will be hosting the career development workshop where students will have the opportunity to meet with industry professionals and participate in various presentations.

By attending the workshop, students will receive much needed exposure to the field, a tool of encouragement to assist with their future success.

This is a FREE event and will include lunch. Attire is business and students must bring their resumes.

When: Friday, January 30, 2009

12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

RSVP by Tuesday, January 27, 2009 – Space is limited!

Where: Ruder Finn

301 East Fifty-Seventh Street, 3rd Floor

New York, NY 10022

Contact: Ericka Avila

Programs Manager


323.469.8680 Ext. 223, erickaavila@lagrant.com

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Communications Alumni Host Journalism Students at New York Times

CCNY Communications Alumni Anne Mancuso, Clyde Haberman, and Paul Winfield were kind enough to give a group of 15 CCNY journalism students a tour of the Times newsroom recently and sit down to discuss standards, convergence and other issues of moment.

According to Prof. Philip Kay, organizer of the professional development workshop, “It was a rewarding and energizing experience and we're very grateful to all of them for being so generous with their time.”

“We're lucky to have such committed alumni,” notes Prof. Kay, offering a special thanks to Anne for taking the initiative and doing the heavy lifting with planning and coordinating schedules.

In November, Communications Alumni attended the department's “Building Bridges,” special event here on campus, developed to build links between alumni and students. Each May, Communications Alumni host a fundraising and scholarship dinner. Watch this blog for news about the dinner and other important events. Recent grads are encouraged to join the CCNY Alumni organization. For info, visit:


Read (and Blog) With the Best!

As you know, reading is critical for success in Media and Communication Arts—and life in general. In order to find out what “new blogger” MCA Chair Prof. Andrea Weiss is reading, visit:


What’s your specialty? What are you passionate about … books, music, film, fashion, advocacy? To find a blog in your area of interest, visit:


Technorati lists top blogs in numerous industries. Check out a few … post comments … share your views! If you track blogs written by leaders in your field, you’ll soon become knowledgeable about a wide range of topics. This provides useful info and discussion points for internships and job interviews.

If there isn’t a blog that strikes your fancy, then create one. Your unique voice is important. Blogs are excellent tools to promote “brand you” and a weblog (or blog) is an excellent way to help refine your writing skills. Blogging and “citizen journalism” are all the rave. And, it’s fun!

Careful: the Internet is a powerful communications tool. Students are advised that potential employers track blogs for any “off color” subject matter or content. Polish your professional skills by posting meaningful blog posts that contribute to the body of knowledge in your area of expertise. Then, remember to proof, fact-check and spell-check—before posting info for the world to see!

If you have a blog, please forward your URL to ccny.mca@gmail.com; next semester, we plan to publish a list of MCA student and faculty blogs, as well as those of interest in media specialty areas (film/video, ad/pr, journalism).

Keep blogging as you pursue your passion!

Planning for PR Success :: FREE Webinar

December 11, 2008
2:00 PM Eastern Time

To register, visit


Are you ready to plan your winning PR program for next year? With 2009 just around the corner, its time to prepare for success.

A part of planning for next year means evaluating this year’s performance. Analyzing your current PR program can help you develop a plan to improve and reach your PR goals and objectives and deliver value to the business.

Prof. Gene Donati suggests this Vocus webinar featuring “PR 2.0” author Deirdre Breakenridge and International Speedway’s Lenny Santiago to learn how to plan for a successful 2009.

The webinar will provide techniques to:

  • Employ effective cost-cutting measures to save money
  • Increase productivity to use less time on tasks
  • Demonstrate and highlight your value to management
  • Choose the tools and technology to best complement your strategy

SEEDS for Success! :: Applications Due Wed, Dec. 17

CCNY - Office of Student Life and Leadership Development
Student Empowerment Engagement Development Series (SEEDS)

SEEDS promotes leadership development, civic engagement and social justice through a series of workshops and retreats. Participating in the program will introduce / enhance your toolkit of skills as an emerging student leader:

  • Interpersonal Networking
  • Self-Awareness
  • Community Involvement
  • Organizational Planning

Why should you join SEEDS?

SEEDS asks students, “What does it mean to be a leader?” SEEDS works together with students, staff and faculty to encourage experiential learning experiences through community service, critical thinking activities, promoting change and social justice to create a community all working towards the same purpose.

We are looking for students who are dedicated, hard working and truly committed to enhancing CCNY and the surrounding community This leadership development program is designed to give you the tools you need not only for success as a student, but also in life after City College.

The deadline to submit your application is Wednesday, Dec. 17. Attendance and participation at all sessions is critical for successful completion of the program. Food will be provided; space is limited:

  • Sat, Feb 7: 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Wed, Feb 18: 7 - 10 PM
  • Wed, Mar 11: 7 - 10 PM
  • Wed, Apr 22: 7 - 10 PM
  • Wed, May 13: 7 - 10 PM

To apply, email Daniel Tome or visit the Student Life & Leadership Development Office - NAC 1/210:

Daniel Fidalgo Tome, M.Ed.
Program Coordinator of Special Projects
Office of Student Life & Leadership Development
The City College of New York
138th Street & Convent Avenue - NAC 1/210
New York, NY 10031
(212) 650-5006

Friday, November 28, 2008

This Just In!

MCA Blast at a Glance :: Scroll Down for Details

> Jobs for Students

> CUNY Cares Toy Drive

> Yes You Can! Broadcast Career Symposium
Dec. 4 @ 6 PM, Shepard #290

> Columbia Journalism School – Continuing Education
Dec. 13 - New Media Workshop

> Internship Opportunities @ EcoPlum, NOW @ PBS,
NBC Universal / Oxygen - APPLY NOW!

> New York Women in Communications Scholarships
Deadline: Jan. 30, 2009

> Emma L. Bowen Foundation Internships / Scholarships
Deadline: Jan. 30, 2009

> Prof. Andrzej Krakowski’s “Looking for Palladin”
Wins “Best Picture” at Queens International Film Festival

> Reynolda Film Festival Now Accepting Submissions
Dec. 5 - Early Submissions; Jan. 9 – Final Deadline

> Newport Film Festival Call for Entries
Dec. 19 – Standard Deadline

> “EFeMKa” :: European Youth Film Festival (Warsaw, Poland)
Dec. 5 - 7; share with your filmmaking and cinema networks

Message from Senior Vice Chancellor for University Relations and Board Secretary Jay Hershenson and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Garrie W. Moore. Visit "Jobs for Students" (http://www1.cuny.edu/portal_ur/cmo/i/8/25/1.php) today, the new CUNY employment opportunities initiative aimed at helping students obtain part-time and full-time work and internships. Through special arrangements with the United States Census Bureau, the New York State Civil Service Commission and Unified Court System, New York City's 311 Customer Service Call Center and many other organizations and agencies, students can apply for jobs to help meet the costs of attending college and to gain invaluable professional experience.

CUNY Cares Holiday Toy Drive
New, unwrapped toys will be given to children enrolled in campus child care centers. Learn how to pick the right toys and where to drop them off.

Yes You Can! NAMIC Panel Features
Careers in the Cable Industry
Dec. 4 – Shepard #290 – 6 - 8 PM

RSVP required:

> Sign up on door of @ Shepard #472 or

> @ http://namic.com/events/index.php

Sponsored by the Public Affairs Committee of the

National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Cable (NAMIC)


Michael D. Armstrong, is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of BET International. He is responsible for developing and executing the strategy and launch of BET International for BET Networks, including but not limited to licensing BET programs, developing and launching BET branded channels and programming blocks, as well as the
development of the BET brands on mobile and broadband platforms.

As Senior Vice President of Marketing for WE tv, Kenetta Bailey oversees all aspects of consumer, affiliate, trade and ad sales marketing for the network that knows what women really want from television; and reflects the attitude of modern women – smart, hip, casual and curious. In this role, she also serves as one of the key architects of network messaging and branding.

Richard Gay is Executive Vice President, Strategy & Business Operations for VH1 & CMT, part of the MTV
Networks division of Viacom, Inc. In his position, Mr. Gay’s responsibilities include strategic and long-range planning, strategic partnerships, brand level mergers and acquisitions, key operational initiatives across the business (programming, production, marketing, ad sales, affiliate sales, online verticals, etc.), and serving as brand
liaison for centralized “back office” functions (Finance, Human Resources, Legal, I/T, Production
Operations, etc.).

Kevin Mackall is Senior Vice President, MTV & MTV2 On-Air Promotions. In this role he is responsible
for overseeing all on-air promotion for MTV and MTV2, working directly with the marketing, pro-social and programming departments, and serving as overall creative director for MTV’s multi-platform brand-works.


Gary Anthony Ramsay; the President of Great Pitch Media and developer of Our News Now, spent 15 years
as an anchor and reporter at New York City's only 24 hour news station. Gary sits on the board of Big
Brothers Big Sisters of New York, the country’s oldest mentoring organization and is a mentor to a
teenage boy from the Bronx. He is also President of the New York Association of Black Journalists, where
his primary goal is to help young reporters and producers fulfill their dreams.

Nicole J. Myrie
Manager, Production Administration
WE tv
11 Penn Plaza, 19th Floor | New York, NY 10001
Tel. 646-273-3662/Fax 646-273-3659
E-mail: njmyrie@wetv.com

Continuing Education at Columbia Journalism School
Dec. 13, 2008 - 1-5 PM
"Digging Deep for Reporters" with Amy Webb
Principal Consultant, Webbmedia Group, LLC.

Did you know that when you run a search on Google, you're only
finding 1/600th of the information that's actually available?

Do you know how to look through social networks such as FriendFeed and
Facebook to do your reporting? What about Twitter?

Did you know that Google will allow you to search for all kinds of hidden

documents and other information found on company intranets—as long as you know how to mine for data?

There are many ways that journalists can exploit the web to do better reporting. This is an entirely hands-on workshop with challenging exercises. Participants will each receive a folder with personalized handouts and other resources to use.

Learn much more about handy tools you can use in unearthing information from web expert Amy Webb, a J-School graduate and recently co-chair of 2008 Online News Association Annual convention held in Washington this fall.

Fee: $125.00 for Columbia Journalism School alumni and $150.00 for
ALL others. Registration Deadline: December 1, 2008.

For more information, visit:

Internships & Scholarships

EcoPlum Needs Writing Intern

Writing Intern
New York, NY (telecommute)

January 2009 Internship Opportuity
New Media Office at NOW on PBS

From: rvilla@ccny.cuny.edu

This unpaid internship ideally starts in January with the New Media office at NOW on PBS; the intern must be enrolled as a degree candidate and receive credit for the internship. Intern must be available to work 2-3 days a week (no Fridays); executives are looking for someone who is intelligent, responsible, and passionate about journalism's mission.

In addition this person should:

1) Be well-versed in internet research and social networking platforms like Facebook

2) Be a strong writer and competent grammarian (AP style)

3) Be interested in politics and news

4) Be receiving college credit for the experience

5) Be comfortable representing him/herself at meetings and in interpersonal communications.

The intern will be responsible for research, writing, and conceptualization of new media features related to NOW programs and the news cycle. No technical skills are necessary, though some web production experience is a plus. He/she will report to both myself and the Web Editor.


Joel Schwartzberg
Director of New Media

Robin Villa
Director of Honors
The City College of New York/CUNY
NAC Room 4/150
New York, NY 10031-9160
FAX: 212-650-7337


NBC Universal/Oxygen looking for Interns
Winter/Spring Semester (Chelsea)

Send all resumes to Melanie English, Melanie.English@nbcuni.com.

Please indicate which internship you are applying for (Marketing, Editorial, Production, Design or Social Media) in the subject line.

Oxygen is a program service of NBC Universal Cable Entertainment and is currently available in over 74 million homes. The network was launched in 2000 to fill a void in the television landscape – creating a network targeted to younger women. Oxygen is rewriting the rulebook for women's television, with a vast array of unconventional and original programming including "The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency," "Coolio's Rules," "The Bad Girls Club" and "Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood."

Type of Internship: Academic Credit REQUIRED

Education Level: Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Grad Student

Required Hours Per Week: Part Time (10-20 hours/week)

Requested Days Available: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Computer Skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Photoshop (design & production intern only), CSS (production intern only), JavaScript (production intern only) and XML (production intern only)

The Digital & New Media Department is looking for interns in the following areas:
> Marketing
> Editorial
> Production
> Design
> Social Media

Below are descriptions and qualifications for each.

Description: Assist with production and promotion of digital initiatives around network programming. Monitor and update Myspace, Facebook, show message boards, etc. for corresponding initiatives. Manage photos and video. Update WAP site.
Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge of Microsoft applications: Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Marketing, New Media, Communications, English or related major

Description: Daily front-end design changes. Create promotional banners (Static and animated GIF). Cut and resize photos. Assist Digital department handling various projects for a television network including: website creation, HTML newsletter, banners, Facebook and Myspace pages, WAP site, etc.
Preferred Qualifications
Experience with image optimization and web standards a plus
Flash Skills preferred
Web Design, Graphics Arts, or related major

Description: Assist Online Marketing department in the handling of daily updates, maintenance, and creation of new content for the oxygen.com website. Opportunities also to help out with additional digital marketing initiatives including HTML newsletters, Facebook and Myspace pages, WAP site, etc.
Preferred Qualifications
Ability to hand-code HTML
Some experience working with CSS, JavaScript or XML
Photoshop experience and skills
Information Technology, Computer Science, Web Design or related major

Social Media
Description: Promote and build site traffic through social networks, blogs, message boards, gaming, etc.
Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge of social networking, blogging, internet trends, and SEO
Familiarity with widgets and online gaming
Marketing, New Media, Communications or related major

New York Women in Communications Foundation
2009 Scholarships - APPLY NOW

Attention High School Seniors, College Undergrads and Graduate Students!

You may be eligible for one of several 2009 New York Women in Communications Foundation Scholarships worth up to $10,000 each!


The economy is down and college tuition is up. There's never been a more important time to apply for the financial, educational and professional support you can get from a New York Women in Communications Foundation Scholarship.

The deadline for completed applications, including transcripts, is January 30, 2009. The scholarship is open to students with a 3.2 minimum GPA who are permanent residents of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut or Pennsylvania; and to qualified students from other states who are studying at a college or university in the five boroughs of New York City. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered, so get ahead and click here for details.

Scholarships are intended for use in the 2009 -2010 academic year. Apply now! Thank you and good luck!

New York Women in Communications Foundation Scholarship Committee

Emma L. Bowen Foundation for Minority Interests in Media
Deadline: January 30, 2009

The Emma L. Bowen Foundation for Minority Interests in Media is a non-profit organization whose mission is to create career opportunities in the media industry for minority youth through a program that focuses on scholastic achievement, direct work experience and professional development.

Our 2009 recruiting season is gearing up. We are currently recruiting for opportunities in major US markets and will update the recruiting list as more opportunities become available. Please check back for additional openings.

The current deadline for 2009 applications is January 30, 2009.

Please be sure to include an original and two copies of your application, along with your photo, references, transcripts and essay, in your application package. See additional details in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section.

Film Festivals, Awards & News

Professor Andrzej Krakowski's "Looking for Palladin"
Wins Best Picture at 2008 Queens International Film Festival

Please join the entire faculty and student body of CCNY – MCA in
congratulating Prof. Andrzej Krakowski on his recent “Best Picture”
award for “Looking for Palladin” which took home the honors during the
recent 2008 Queens International Film Festival!

2nd Annual Reynolda Film Festival
Now Accepting Submissions!

As Director and Filmmaker Liaison of the second annual Reynolda Film
Festival, we are both eager and proud to announce the opening of our
Submission Season, which began this past Friday, October 31st. Open to
undergraduate and graduate students, the Reynolda Film Festival is
organized entirely by students for students.

Please encourage your students to submit their films (short or feature
length) to the Reynolda Film Festival online at http://www.withoutabox.com.

The regular submission deadline is Dec. 5, 2008 with a final deadline of
Jan. 9, 2009. Please visit our website or our withoutabox profile
for more information as well as festival updates. The festival will take
place from April 1 - 5 at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC.

WAKE TV, Wake Forest University’s student run television station, is
responsible for the conception of the Reynolda Film Festival. Last year,
we received submissions from over 15 countries, yet we maintain a
relatively small size and encourage submissions from filmmakers of any
and all levels of experience. Synonymous with our mission statement, we
at the Reynolda Film Festival promise to inspire, entertain, and
challenge our audience and student filmmakers.

This is the Reynolda Film Festival's second year. After an
overwhelmingly successful inaugural year, we are once again excited
about the potential of the festival to provide undergraduate and
graduate film students with an event in which they can showcase their
work, network with other aspiring filmmakers, and reward their
creativity with prizes that will continue their pursuit of filmmaking.
The success of this year’s event depends on the support from
institutions like CCNY in promoting the festival to student filmmakers.
Spread the word!


Alex Saks – Wake Forest ’09, Director, Reynolda Film Festival
Sam Smartt – Wake Forest ’09, Filmmaker Liaison, Reynolda Film Festival

For more info about your festival submission, contact


2009 Newport Beach Film Festival Call for Entries

The Newport Beach Film Festival attracts over 42,500 attendees who have the opportunity to screen 350 films
from 40 different countries.

As one of the fastest growing film festivals in the Western United States, Newport Beach has distinguished
itself as one of the most prestigious events on the film festival circuit.

It is a unique opportunity for student filmmakers to screen their work and meet industry professionals.
As a resort location and an entertainment market, the Newport Beach Film Festival offers an optimal blend of
both art and business. We are specifically seeking quality film submissions from student filmmakers as
well as university film projects.

Pass this information to other students, institutions and organizations that would be interested in this
valuable opportunity.

Deadline for submissions: Dec. 19, 2008.

Email the following contacts with questions, comments or ideas:

Erik Forssell
Director of Programming
Newport Beach Film Festival
4540 Campus Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Tel: 949.253.2880 x 227
Fax: 949.253.2881

Alisha Santana
alisha.santana@newportbeachfilmfest.com or alishasantana@yahoo.com

Blake Rice

"EFeMKa" European Youth Film Festivak, Dec. 5-7, Warsaw, Poland

European Youth Film Festival - "EFeMKa" is one of the rare initiatives supporting and
protecting young filmmakers from all over Europe from the uneven competition that they
encounter from older more experiences colleagues in this field. The festival lets
them enter this film environment and make their debut, encouraging them to try and improve
their workshop - despite some faults and imperfections of their first creations.

This competition includes all film genres and forma; this year organizers will accept movies made
with cell phones. Rebel authors will have an excellent opportunity to confront their output with other filmmakers, vigorous audience, special guests and professional jury members.

All screenings are free; filmmakers and cinema buffs are welcome!

For theatres and screening locations, contact:

Michal Konca (Artistic Director), phone: +48 505 130 687

6th European Youth Film Festival Office:
Joanna Wachowiak
phone: +48 425 09 67
e-mail: mlodekino@filmforum.pl

Regulations, participation forms and festival details can be found at

FILMFORUM Media Association

Sunday, November 2, 2008

WE ACT at CCNY: New Environmental Justice "E-J" Club

WE ACT for Environmental Justice @ CCNY will hold their first General Interest Meeting and Environmental Discussion Tuesday, Nov. 18 from 12:30 – 2 PM in NAC 1/209; food and drink will be provided.

The new club is an outgrowth of the Spring ’08 MCA Ad/PR Workshop, whereby three student teams presented marketing plans to assist WE ACT for Environmental Justice, a Harlem based advocacy organization in generating awareness for programs and services.

Nearly 200 students wanted to learn more, resulting in the first WE ACT college chapter, officially sanctioned by CCNY Student Affairs last month. The partnership is part of the Ad/PR program’s service learning initiative in concert with CCNY’s Colin Powell Center for Policy Studies.

For more info or to join WE ACT, contact Oronde Tennant, President; oktennant@aol.com. WE ACT members urge the CCNY community to get involved, help create environmental equality and keep CCNY Green!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Two SiFFers Walk with Student Academy Award Gold!

The Strasbourg International Film Festival is now accepting submissions for 2009. Last year, SiFF received and showed several films from students. We are looking for the newest and brightest filmmakers, the visionaries, the mavericks, the future of tomorrow!

According to Festival Director Christine Scott, “SiFF received over 750 submissions last year and we expect our numbers to increase. We look forward to considering the works from CCNY students. We know that tomorrow’s future is in today's universities and it’s our goal to show the best and most innovative works by the best student filmmakers from around the world.”

The 2008 Strasbourg International Film Festival's line-up featured two student films which won the 2008 Student Academy Awards - the most prestigious student award available in the world!

“A Day’s Work”
GOLD Student Academy Award for NARRATIVE film

“Viola: The Traveling Rooms of a Little Giant”
GOLD Student Academy Award for ALTERNATIVE film

“It's game time and we want CCNY filmmakers to play!,” notes Christine. She says submission fees have been kept low so even students and starving artists can afford the entry fee.

For more info, contact:

Christine Scott, Festival Director
Strasbourg International Film Festival


“Looking for Palladin” Featured Thursday, Nov. 6 at Queens International Film Festival’s Opening Night

Congratulations to Prof. Andrzej Krakowski!
His feature film, "Looking for Palladin," will screen Thursday, Nov.6 @ 8 PM, opening night for the 2008 Queens International Film Festival (QIFF).

Details on the QIFF 2008 screening / festival / event can be found at:




For more information about upcoming film and media festivals featuring MCA professors and alumni, contact:

April Gatling

“Buy-ology” :: New Neuromarketing Book by Martin Lindstrom

MCA Senior Tara Boras highly recommends “Buy-ology” a new book by Martin Lindstrom.

According to Tara, currently interning at Young & Rubicam, “It's a research project he conducted for three years about what's really going on in peoples brains when they buy. It's a huge compilation of neuromarketing data that is absolutely fascinating! Check it out!” Tara is also Treasurer of CCNY's American Advertising Federation (AAF) Student Chapter.

Have a book you’d like to recommend? Send an email with a brief blurb about why you like the book to ccny.mca@gmail.com.

Donate Your “Gently Worn” Coats During Annual NY Cares Coat Drive

CCNY MCA Alum Alberthe Gachette, Principal, MMHighlights, has partnered with her former employer, Sean John 5th Avenue, for this year's NY Cares Coat Drive.

Students, faculty and staff can drop off coats throughout November at Sean John’s flagship Fifth Avenue store at the corner of 41st Street. Coat donors will receive discounts for store purchases.

Aside from the flagship store, Alberthe is working on drop-off sites at CCNY’s Towers residential dorm and Brooklyn Technical High School. MCA students interested in donating coats may leave them in Prof. Lynne Scott Jackson’s office (#466 near faculty mailboxes) Mon & Wed, between 2:30 – 3:30 PM if you cannot make it to The Towers between classes.

According to Alberthe, “The Sean John / MM Highlights partnership not only aids in expand the reach of my new blog, but will also increase traffic for the Sean John 5th Avenue location. Followers of both ventures are eclectic and diverse in their tastes. However, like the Sean John consumer, those who visit and post to MMHighlights represent a style that can go from the ‘boardroom to the block.’ ”

MM Highlights is a relatively new blog conceived in July 2008. Over the past 3 months, www.mmhighlights.com received over 5,000 hits and has nearly 2,000 email subscribers. Using talents honed during her years as an MCA major, Alberthe convinced Sean Jean’s Director of Retail Operations Jacole Saulsberry to feature the coat drive on the blog as well as market it as a Facebook Event, a new turn for the company. Saulsberry says, “We want to reach a younger audience; they’re all on Facebook!”

For more info, contact:

Alberthe Gachette

(718) 954-6782

MM Highlights
Society & Entertainment | Event Planning & Promotions | Brand Development | Market Research

African Sports Network Seeks Interns, Volunteers and Freelancers

Like Sports? Development? Journalism?

Or Have the Talent and Looks to Handle Interviews on Camera

and Cover Major Sports Events?

Apply to volunteer or intern with the African Baseball Network,
a non-governmental organization that's changing lives in Africa
and building sports and Socio-Cultural bridges between US, Africa and the globe.


  • Writing & Editing
  • Graphic & Print Design
  • Marketing & Public Relations
  • Events
  • Advertising
  • Merchandising

For more info, contact:

African Baseball Network
PO Box 1579
New York, NY 10027



Sunday, October 26, 2008

"Computers & Society" :: FREE Lecture Series

Save these Dates

John Perry Barlow – Oct. 27, 3:30pm
Douglas Rushkoff – Nov. 5, 3:30pm
Lawrence Lessig – Nov. 9, evening (time TBD)
Andrew Rasiej – Nov. 19, 3:30pm
Susan Crawford – Dec. 1, 3:30pm

All talks are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

New York University
Warren Weaver Hall – Room #109
251 Mercer Street
New York, NY

Speaker Background

John Perry Barlow – Oct. 27, 2008 - 3:30pm
"The First Internet Election?"

John Perry Barlow is a retired Wyoming cattle rancher, a former lyricist for the Grateful Dead, and co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Since May of 1998, he has been a Fellow at Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet and Society. In this talk, he will explore the notion that the 2008 presidential election is the first true "Internet Election".

Douglas Rushkoff – Nov. 5, 2008 - 3:30pm

Winner of the first Neil Postman award for Career Achievement in Public
Intellectual Activity, Douglas Rushkoff is an author of ten best-selling
books, a professor at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program and an
award-winning documentarian who focuses on the ways people, cultures, and
institutions create, share, and influence each other's values.

Lawrence Lessig – Nov. 9, 2008 - time TBD
"Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy"

Lawrence Lessig is a Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and founder
of the school's Center for Internet and Society. Prior to joining the
Stanford faculty, he was the Berkman Professor of Law at Harvard Law
School, and a Professor at the University of Chicago. He clerked for Judge
Richard Posner on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and Justice Antonin
Scalia on the United States Supreme Court.

For much of his career, Professor Lessig focused on law and technology,
especially as it affects copyright. He represented web site operator Eric
Eldred in the ground-breaking case Eldred v. Ashcroft, a challenge to the
1998 Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act.

Professor Lessig is the author of Remix (2008), Code v2 (2007), Free
Culture (2004), The Future of Ideas (2001) and Code and Other Laws of
Cyberspace (1999). He serves on the board of many organizations including
the Creative Commons project which he founded.

Andrew Rasiej – Nov. 17, 2008 - 3:30pm
"Democracy, Civic Action, and Politics in a Networked World"

Andrew Rasiej is a social entrepreneur and the Founder of Personal
Democracy Forum , an annual conference and community website about the
intersection of politics and technology. He is also the co-founder of
techPresident. He has served as an adviser to Senator Barack Obama,
Senator Hillary Clinton, Senator Tom Daschle, Congressman Dick Gephardt,
the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and the Democratic
Congressional Campaign Committee on the use of Information Technology for
campaign and policy purposes. Mr. Rasiej also maintains the position of
senior technology adviser for the Sunlight Foundation.

Susan Crawford – Dec. 1, 2008 - 3:30pm

Susan Crawford joined the faculty of the University of Michigan Law School
on July 1, 2008. She teaches internet law and communications law. Last
year she was a visiting professor at Michigan and at Yale Law School
(spring 2008). She is a member of the board of directors of ICANN and is
the founder of OneWebDay, a global Earth Day for the internet that takes
place each Sept. 22.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Important Notes for Seniors & Grad Students

>> Nov. 1 - DEADLINE to Apply for Feb. '09 Graduation
>> June ’09 Grads URGED to Obtain “Grad Check” from

BOTH Program Advisor & Dean’s Office BEFORE Spring Registration

Dean of Humanities and Arts, Fred Reynolds, reminds seniors and "almost finished" grad students that Nov. 1 is the last day to apply for February graduation.

While the Spring ‘09 schedule is on the web NOW; those planning on graduating in June should be sure to get a “grad check” from BOTH their program advisor and the dean's office before registering for spring courses.

According to Dean Reynolds, “We don't want anyone to be halfway through their last term when they find out that they're going to be one class short of graduating.”

NABSP “Sports O’Ween" Networking Mixer” Thurs., Oct. 30 @ 40/40 Club

The National Association of Black Sports Professionals (NABSP) invites working professionals and students to a “pre-Halloween mixer” where you can:

> Meet and network with sports industry professionals

> Learn about sports career opportunities

> Submit your resume to be forwarded to sports industry Human Resources executives

> Become involved with NABSP, obtain membership info & join national database

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008
6:30 - 9 PM
40/40 Club :: ESPN Lounge

6 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10010

Cost: Free for Members
$10 for Students and Non Members (Cash or Checks Only at the Door)

Attire: Wear your favorite sports team gear!

Hors’ d’oeuvres’ * Cash Bar