NMDM

5334

Media Futures

Schools of Public Engagement: Media Studies

Non-Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Media Futures

Spring 2020

Taught By: Manoj Fenelon

Section: A

CRN: 5063

Credits: 3

We live in a complex media environment in which economic, technological and cultural developments are raising important questions about the future(s) of media - as a societal function and as an industry. Media Futures addresses these questions with innovative leadership and critical thinking. Current and aspiring media professionals will learn how to assess the current landscape, critically evaluate the assumptions of business-as-usual in light of rapidly evolving trends, and propose innovations to catalyze desirable changes in the media ecosystem. The first part of the seminar will focus on understanding why the current media system looks the way it does. We will then use a scenario-planning toolkit to make sense of emerging trends and articulate coherent alternative directions for the future evolution of media and operations. These scenarios will be the background against which student teams will develop their final projects - conceptualizing a new product, service and policy idea along with a roadmap for its implementation. Particular emphasis will be placed on building skills to socialize and manage innovation ideas in organizational and entrepreneurial contexts. Learning modes include lectures, discussions, field visits and assignments.

This section is open to Master of Science and graduate certificate Media Management students only. All other graduate students may request access three weeks before the start of the course by emailing mediastudiesadvising@newschool.edu. Prior completion of Media Management and Leadership is recommended.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Media Studies (NMDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 20

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 1:50pm 7/20/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 8:00pm - 9:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/27/2020 - 5/11/2020