The Center for Communication is a nonprofit supported by major media companies to bring more diversity to the media industry and give students access to influential figures who can speak about the business today.
The Center’s mission is to better prepare students for careers in media by connecting them with the best minds in media and offering free seminars, featuring outstanding media leaders, who join with us to better inform college students on the ever-evolving media industry.
Center seminars cover all aspects and all fields of media, including journalism, television production, documentary and feature filmmaking, social media, magazine and book publishing, advertising, PR and marketing, First Amendment issues, ethics and standards.
Past speakers include: Edward Albee, Jeff Marks, Bill Keller, Sebastian Junger, Lee Daniels, Mike Francesa, Anna Deavere Smith, Pete Hamill, Sir Harry Evans, David Chase, Oliver Stone, Sydney Pollack, Todd Haynes, Sidney Lumet, Jeff Bezos, Jon Stewart, Doug Liman, Barbara Walters, Dennis Crowley, Jonah Peretti, Malcolm Gladwell, Tim Gunn, Bill Moyers, Sy Hersh, Al Gore, Charlie Rose, Bob Costas, Brian Williams, Stephen Colbert, and many thousands more.
Annually, up to 4,500 of the best and the brightest students from over 185 colleges and universities in the Tri-State area attend our panels and on-location seminars.
Center for Communication is an independent organization with 501(c )(3) status. The Center is supported by the media industry and the academic community. All events are presented free to students.