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Fry Stuart sosa
Irene Sosa Frederick Wasser

Katherine G. Fry

Director of Communication

Fry2Ph.D., Temple University, 1994.

Research and teaching interests include news and advertising criticism, media ecology, media literacy and research methods.  In addition to numerous scholarly articles and book chapters, Fry is author of the books Constructing the Heartland: Television News and Natural Disaster (2003) and Identities in Context: Media, Myth, Religion In Space and Time (2008). 

Fry is recipient of Brooklyn College’s Wolfe Institute in the Humanities fellowship, and a Fulbright teaching award.

She is Director of the interdisciplinary Communication B.A. program, and is also co-founder and former Education Director of The LAMP, a grass-roots media literacy organization based in New York City. 

Classes for Fall 2015:
TVRA 4430W TV & Radio Criticism- Wednesdays 2:15am - 5:00pm
TVRA 7716X Seminar in Media Literacy - Wednesdays 6:30am - 9:15pm

Office Hours for Fall 2015:
Tuesday 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Thursday 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Office: 303b A
Phone: 718-951-5600 ext. 2791
Please contact Professor Fry directly for appointments.

Email: katfry@brooklyn.cuny.edu



Stuart MacLelland

Professor and Chair

StuartMFA Brooklyn College, 1987.

Stuart MacLelland has over twenty-three years of professional experience in electronic media production. His broadcast credits include producing and directing 255 episodes of WORLD:COMM, a nationally distributed PBS program, and over eighty-five “magazine style” art and culture segments. He has written, produced and directed promotional and marketing programs for clients in the fashion, pharmaceutical, financial services, consumer products and medical industries. Multiple camera and live event production includes award ceremonies, fundraising events, entertainment specials, corporate functions, off-Broadway plays and musicals, concerts, and sporting events. A partial list of clients includes Chanel, Estee Lauder, Clinique, Tommy Hilfiger, ABC, WCBS, Clear Channel, Time Warner, The Princess Grace Foundation, The Fiver Children's Foundation, and The American Tribute Center.

Professor MacLelland has won multiple national awards, including nine Telly awards: 1996 for producing and directing Aaron Copland’s opera, The Tender Land; 1999 for Fanfare, a half hour documentary about arts education; 2001 for Broadway TV, a series of short entertainment segments; two in 2003 for The Princess Grace Foundation-USA, a documentary about the arts foundation; 2004 for Leaders, a promotional program produced for the Fiver Foundation; Memorial, a fundraising program produced for the American Tribute Center; CMA Music Festival and CMA Awards, both promotional programs for Clear Channel.

As an invited visiting scholar, he has presented applied media aesthetics lectures and demonstrations in China at the Beijing Broadcasting Institute (1996), Shanghai University (1997), and Communications University of China (2004, 2006-08).

Classes for Fall 2015:
TVRA 4176 Internship - TBA
TVRA 4177 Internship - TBA
TVRA 4870 TV & Radio Lab - TBA
TVRA 5010 Independent Projects - TBA Wednesdays 10:00am - 1:50pm

TVRA 7752X Single Camera: Directing and Producing: Wednesdays 10:00am - 1:50pm

Office Hours for Spring 2014:
Tuesday: 10AM-12PM
Thursday: 10AM-11AM

Contact Emma Gul at 718-951-5555 or
Egul@brooklyn.cuny.edu for ALL Appointments.

Office: 304A
Phone: 718 - 951 - 5600 ext.2783
Email: smaclell@brooklyn.cuny.edu



George Rodman


RodmanPh.D., University of Southern California, 1975.

Author of a number of textbooks on mass media, human communication and public speaking used in hundreds of colleges and universities throughout the United States. Writer of television scripts for network production. Specializations include mass media criticism and script writing. Former Department Chair and former Deputy Chair for Graduate Studies.

Recent publications include:
Mass Media in a Changing World, 4th Edition (McGraw-Hill, 2012),
the eleventh edition of Understanding Human Communication (Oxford University Press, 2012, co-authored with Ron Adler of Santa Barbara City College), Making Sense of Media (Allyn and Bacon, 2001), and The New Public Speaker (Harcourt Brace, 1997, a book that examines the role of face-to-face speaking in the media age).

Mass Media in a Changing World
Understanding Human Communication
Making Sense of Media: An Introduction to Mass Communication

Classes for Fall 2015:
TVRA 2265 Industry, Instit.& Aud in TVR
- Tuesdays and Thursday 2:15am - 3:30pm
TVRA 2616 TV & Radio Writing- Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:15pm
TVRA 2616 TV & Radio Writing- Thursdays 3:40pm - 6:25pm

(Download Syllabus for TVRA 2265)


Office: 406s A
Phone: 718-951-5600 ext. 2792

Please contact Professor Rodman directly for appointments.

Email: GRodman@brooklyn.cuny.edu.



Irene Sosa



Fulbright Scholar
MFA Film and Television, Tisch School of the Arts at New York University
Licenciatura in Mass Communication, Universidad Central de Venezuela

Irene Sosa began working in film in 1982 and since then has made over 30 documentaries. She has also worked as camera-person in film and video, and collaborated with other artists in multimedia installations and dance performances. Her work has been shown in many national and international venues and has received recognition in the press and by others who have taken up her contributions in their writings. An interview with her is part of a book, A New York State of Mind, by Alejandro Varderi (2008) and she is one of the subjects used in a doctoral thesis titled “The Art of Rupture: Émigré; artists in contemporary perspective” (2006).

Her most recent piece, “Shopping to Belong” explores the search for cultural citizenship in the Latino community through consumerism. “Shopping to Belong” has been the subject of various articles, the latest of which appeared in 2010 in the University of Barcelona’s online journal. http://guionactualidad.uach.cl/spip.php?article4154

She is currently working on a project that explores issues of architecture and culture, and how buildings reflect our ever-changing social reality. The documentary will focus on an award winning building in the heart of Caracas that was left unfinished and abandoned and has recently been taken over and become a “horizontal slum”.

In 2004 she was commissioned by the Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea in Galicia, Spain to make an anthology of her work on Nancy Spero (13 documentaries) as part of a retrospective of the artist. Two of these documentaries are included in the DVD Spero/Golub produced by Kartemquin films. Since its completion in 1999, Sosa's “Sexual Exiles” has been shown in more than 30 national and international venues, and continues to be invited to festivals and other events. The documentary is about gays and lesbians who left their homeland because of their sexual orientation.

Sosa has been the recipient of various grants and awards, including: an Individual Artist's Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts, a fellowship from The Andrea Frank Foundation, an Individual Artist grant from the New York State Council for the Arts. She has also received five PSC-CUNY Research Awards as well as a Brooklyn College Creative Achievement Award.

Classes for Fall 2015:
TVRA 2420 Sight Sound and Motion:
Tuesdays 3:40pm - 6:25pm

(Download Syllabus for TVRA 2420)

TVRA 3871 Single Camera Production:
Thursdays 9:30am - 2:00pm

TVRA 7853G MFA Prod. Dev.:Post-Production I: Wednesdays

(Download Syllabus for TVRA 3871)

Office hours for Fall 2015:
Wednesday: 12PM-1:30PM
Thursday: 1PM-2:30PM

Office: 407s A
Phone: 718-951-5600 ext. 2796
Please contact Professor Sosa directly for appointments.




Frederick Wasser


photo Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1996.

Recent Publication: Steven Spielberg's America

Veni, Vidi, Video
; Awarded The Marshall McLuhan Award for Outstanding Book in the Field of Media Ecology in 2003
The Hollywood Empire and the VCR (Austin TX: University of Texas Press)

Frederick Wasser’s previous background was as a sound editor and freelancer in a variety of capacities (mostly post production) in film and television in New York, Salt Lake City and Los Angeles. He received a MFA in film from Columbia University, and after a detour through Hollywood, went on to get a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in Urbana. His first book is entitled Veni, Vidi, Video (2001, University of Texas Press) and is based on his dissertation research into the effect of home video on Hollywood. It won a Media Ecology Association award. His most recent book is Steven Spielberg’s America (2010, Polity). He is currently interested in issues of digital realism. His interests range from media and journalism history, the political economy of communication, the cultural impact of technology, to critical theory. He has published journal articles and book chapters in these topics. He has taught in several colleges and universities and in Germany. In the past, he worked as a oil barge deck hand, part time journalist, and translator (from Norwegian).

Professor Wasser has published several book chapters, and articles in Cinema Journal, Critical Studies in Mass Communication, Journal of Communication, and elsewhere. He is currently contributing columnist to FLOW.  
His columns are available at http://idg.communication.utexas.edu/flow/
His online article entitled "Media is Driving Work" is available in the   Journal of Media and Culture 4(5) (2001) online at http://www.media-culture.org.au/

More examples of his published work can be found at the following locations:

http://flowtv.org/2004/10/political-polarization-and-the-new-hollywood-blockbuster/ http://journal.media-culture.org.au/0111/Wasser.php

Classes for Fall 2015:
TVRA 2265 Industry, Instit.& Aud in TVR
- Tuesdays and Thursday 11:00am - 12:15pm
TVRA 4430W TV & Radio Criticism- Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:15am - 3:30pm

(Download Syllabus for TVRA 2616)

(Download Syllabus for TVRA 4430W)

Uncle Paintbrush.pdf

Download Class Note


Office Hours for Fall 2015:
Tuesday: 10:00am - 11:00am
Wednesday: 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Thursday 10:00am - 11:00am

Office: 407s A
Phone: 718-951-5600 ext. 1186
Email: fwasser@brooklyn.cuny.edu




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