The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School was founded to explore cyberspace, share in its study, and help pioneer its development. We represent a network of faculty, students, fellows, entrepreneurs, lawyers, and virtual architects working to identify and engage with the challenges and opportunities of cyberspace. We investigate the real and possible boundaries in cyberspace between open and closed systems of code, of commerce, of governance, and of education, and the relationship of law to each. We do this through active rather than passive research, believing that the best way to understand cyberspace is to actually build out into it.
The Center for Communications and Community at UCLA is a journalism, research, and training institution working at the intersection of communications, race, and community transformation. The Center seeks to fill the void that exists between grassroots practitioners, the non-profit sector, media research scholars, working journalists, and policymakers interested in community development. C3 has four core objectives:
- Build the capacity of community-based organizations to integrate communications concerns into their on-going policy activities.
- Encourage and foster stronger relationships between journalists and community-based organizations.
- Develop and extend a multi-disciplinary research agenda concerning the impact of the news media on public attitudes about a wide range of social issues.
- Build alliances among community stakeholders, neighborhood residents, journalists, policymakers, scholars, and opinion leaders to create vehicles that can move "public will".
The Center for Justice in Capital Cases at DePaul University, College of Law, is a resource for capital defense attorneys nationwide. It provides training for attorneys appointed to defend individuals charged with a capital crime and serves as a training ground for students interested in working on capital cases. The Center's death penalty legal clinic gives students an opportunity to acquire outstanding real-world experience through such responsibilities as researching cases, locating and interviewing witnesses, and writing motions.
The Center on the Media, Crime and Justice at the City University of New York’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice provides an array of resources for journalists, bringing them together with scholars and practitioners in support of high-quality journalism to help deepen public understanding of crime and justice issues. Its initiatives include an annual symposium on crime trends, a journalism awards’ program and a criminal justice fellowship program.
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice – The Center on Race, Crime and Justice is a multifaceted multidisciplinary entity for exploring critical issues at the intersection of race / ethnicity, crime and justice. Through a visiting scholars program, community partnerships and collaborative efforts within the College and across the University, Center participants conduct funded research aimed at answering several of the "big questions" that plague our understanding of crime and justice in a diverse society.
The Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice at Harvard Law School honors and continues the work of one of the great civil rights lawyers of the twentieth century. Litigator, scholar and teacher, Charles Hamilton Houston dedicated his life to using the law as a tool to reverse the unjust consequences of racial discrimination. CHHIRJ is committed to marshalling the resources of Harvard and beyond to continue Houston’s unfinished work.
The Department of Journalism at San Francisco State University prepares students to search for, gather and present news in words and pictures according to the highest standards of truth, honesty, fairness, clarity, courage, independence, importance, perseverance and service to the democratic ideals that underlie the First Amendment. The ability of people to govern themselves in a democratic society can be no better than the quality of news and information they receive. The Founding Fathers recognized this principle in the First Amendment, which attempts to guarantee that no government can censor the free flow of information, information which people need in order to be reliable, high-quality information leads to erroneous impressions and flawed public policy.
The Division of Cinema-Television at Southern Methodist University combines technical instruction and creative practice — all within the broader context of the intellectual, aesthetic, and social functions of TV and film. Cinema-Television is a unique discipline that blends elements of traditional visual and performing arts with modern communication arts. The coursework incorporates digital cinematography, non-linear editing, and visual effects into traditional film and TV production methods. In addition, the program teaches contemporary industry business and economic practices.
- Help journalists bring context, depth and diversity of perspectives to news coverage and commentary about complex justice issues.
- Make exemplary journalism accessible to the public across all media.
- Raise the standing of justice issues in the field of journalism, ensuring that media decision makers nurture high-quality news coverage.
IJJ activities include, professional fellowships, direct support and grants for journalists, web-based resources for journalists, journalism educators and students, Conferences, forums and collaborative projects and research and commentary.
- Fostering critical and creative thinking on concepts about race and ethnicity;
- Examining hierarchies and systems of control, domination, and oppression;
- Exploring the interrelatedness of race and ethnicity to other foci such as gender and class;
- Examining the cultural, economic, political, and social experiences of racial and ethnic minority groups in the Americas;
- Interrogating the material conditions of life and achievement among groups who are systematically subjected to systems of domination and oppression.
The Media and Culture Program in Bentley College’s English Department, combines creative arts with business and information technology. The major addresses the need for creative and business professionals to gain an understanding of the past, present and future of media forms and contents. This program requires a business minor and culminates in a media-related internship or capstone project. Students in the major take hands-on media production courses that focus on contemporary media, as well as classes that emphasize theory, analytical thinking and critical reading skills, and the study of important literary, filmic, digital and other cultural texts in historical contexts.