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Fordham Set to Launch Fellowship in Media Leadership

Contact: Victor M. Inzunza
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Fordham University has formed a partnership with the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences to launch the Fordham Fellowship in Media Leadership, a noncredit, two-semester professional certificate program for emerging leaders in media organizations.

“We are very excited about this inaugural term for the fellowship program,” said Philip M. Napoli, Ph.D., associate professor of communication and media management and director of the program.  “The program is going to provide an excellent opportunity for people in the media industries to place the work that they do into broader social, political, and legal contexts, and to be exposed to a wide range of academic perspectives.  And we have a wonderful mix of students participating in the program.”

The program offers a rare opportunity for professionals to meet peers from other organizations, top media leaders in master classes and forums, and to be exposed to Fordham’s faculty in a wide range of disciplines. The inaugural class begins on Saturday, Jan. 20, and is comprised of professionals working at media outlets such as ESPN, Fox News and MTV Networks. The fellowship program integrates both interdisciplinary scholarship and industry expertise, which will allow participants to learn about and reflect on topics ranging from business and ethics to technology and law.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 15,600 students in its five undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan and Tarrytown, and the Louis J. Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.

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