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School of Communication and Media’s New Director Merrill Brown Interviewed on “Carpe Diem”

Brown discusses media today, in general, and his goals for the school, in particular

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Left, Merrill Brown, director of the School of Communication and Media, is interviewed by Prof. Larry Londino for the season's first episode of "Carpe Diem."

Merrill Brown, newly appointed director of the newly formed School of Communication and Media, is the first guest of this season’s first Carpe Diem, a weekly televised news magazine produced by the students, faculty and staff of the Television and Digital Media program, that has been cablecast in northern and central New Jersey for almost 20 years.

In the in-depth interview, conducted by Prof. Larry Londino, Brown shares his thoughts about media today and his goals for the School of Communication and Media. "There’s a great opportunity for us and the community and the news industry in New Jersey to do things differently," said Brown. 

Awarded the CTN CAPE Award for Best Series and three Gracie Awards for student productions, among others over the years, Carpe Diem has covered a wide range of subjects of interest to New Jersey citizens as well as topics featuring campus activities. The show has also featured celebrity guests such as Ernestine Schlant Bradley, former governor Christine Todd Whitman, anchor Steve Adubato, jazz singer Ruth Brown, and Tony award-winner and University alumna Melba Moore.

Click here for the video of the program.