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).
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
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:
Current research and publications in media and cultural geography, media criticism. Frequent guest and commentator on “World:Comm.” Has taught previously at Drexel University and Ursinus College. Served as Editorial Assistant for Critical Studies in Mass Communication. Specializations include mass media and society, critical cultural studies, communication theory and international mass communication.
Recent and upcoming research publications include the article, “Myths of Nature and Place: Network Television News Coverage of the Great Flood of 1993” in the proceedings of the 54th Annual conference of the New York State Speech Communication Association; and an essay entitled “Starbucks Coffee: Promoting the Postmodern Brew,” in the forthcoming 1999 anthology, Critical Studies in Media Commercialism by Oxford University Press. Also nearly completed is a book proposal for, "Constructing the Heartland: Television News and Natural Disasters", the culmination of several years’ research on how television news reports natural disasters.
A Cultural Geography of Lake Wobegon was published in 1998 in the Howard Journal of Communication.
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.