Beginning with a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, September 26 and running through Sunday, October 1, Montclair State University’s School of Communication and Media invites the community to explore its new state-of-the-art facilities, integrative and innovative design and engage in thought-provoking discussions during its official opening week celebrations.
Please note that space is limited and registration is required for some events.
Tuesday, September 26
Celebrate the grand opening of the School of Communication and Media’s new building with a ribbon cutting ceremony, building tours and luncheon. This event is invitation only.
Wednesday, September 27
The series of events open to the
public kicks off with a conversation
with Peabody Award-winning journalist, Brooke Gladstone. She will discuss
her latest book, The Trouble with Reality: A Rumination on Moral Panic in
Our Time. Gladstone is the co-host and editor of the Peabody Award–winning
radio show and podcast On the Media from WNYC Studios, heard by well
over a million people each week.
WMSC-FM, Montclair State’s radio station, will stage a live concert in the School of Communication and Media plaza featuring New Jersey indie rock bands Phulton and Use Big Words.
Thursday, September 28
Join the School of Communication and Media for a lively discussion with entrepreneur Marie Audier D'Alessandris about the evolving contemporary practice of PR in a digital and networked world. D'Alessandris has 20 years of marketing experience in the Beauty and Fashion industry. She has developed a multi-cultural expertise in brand management and business development, and has a proven track record of breakthrough product launches, brand re-platforming and international growth. Registration is required.
Friday, September 29
3 – 6 p.m.
Throughout 2017, the Center for Cooperative Media has been researching and compiling data on various models of collaborative journalism. Early results from its findings were released at the annual Collaborative Journalism Summit in May, and a full report will be released on September 29.
Principal investigator Sarah Stonbely will present the whitepaper and her analysis. A panel of journalists with extensive experience in collaborative projects will also join the conversation.
The panelists include:
Erica Anderson, Google News Lab
Bruce Auster, NPR
Jean Friedman-Rudovsky, Reentry Project
This event is free, but registration is required.
Sunday, October 1
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Community members are invited to tour
the new building with its innovative design and state-of-the-art broadcast and
media production facilities at the Community
Open House, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The School will launch a yearlong
film screening series with a special showing of Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), digitally remastered in
4K, 40 years after its first release. The film will begin at 3 p.m. in the
building’s 197-seat Presentation Hall, offering an immersive viewing experience
powered by Sony Digital Cinema Projection and Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound.
In addition to the opening week events, area filmmakers and media professionals wishing to produce and polish projects in the University’s conveniently located North Jersey facility will be able to access features such as a motion picture stage; an advanced audio suite; and broadcast-ready HD and 4K studio and control rooms.
For a full schedule of fall events, visit the School of Communication and Media.