MCM News

“Networked Street Life”: An Emerging Area of Research

In a chapter titled “Networked Street Life,” published in the new “Oxford Handbook of Sociology and Digital Media,” Assistant Professor Jeffrey Lane addresses a new area of ethnographic field research that “links the inequality concerns of urban sociologists and digital scholars who are studying inequality, and particularly digital inequality, in urban neighborhoods.”

One-Third of Americans Distrust Election Result, National Survey Finds

A significant minority of Americans lack confidence in the outcome of the 2020 presidential election with more than one-third – primarily Republicans and Trump voters – not believing that the election results were fair, according to a nationwide survey by researchers from Rutgers University–New Brunswick, Northeastern, Harvard and Northwestern universities.

SC&I’s Master of Communication and Media Program Reaches Milestones

The Master of Communication and Media (MCM) program, based at the Rutgers School of Communication and Information (SC&I) in New Brunswick, New Jersey, reached new milestones in 2020, despite the challenging conditions facing academia. Through active recruitment, positive word of mouth, and a concentrated effort by the program and the marketing and communications and the student services teams, enrollment figures are at an 15-year high: MCM has 217 active students enrolled for the fall 2020 semester.