Public Programming

The Media Industries Project hosts a range of events to facilitate dialogue between industry professionals, policy experts, and leading scholars. Public forums, such as conferences, symposia, roundtables, lectures, and screenings, provide compelling insights into some of the most significant developments to have an impact on the global media landscape. Videos from the events are archived on our website to promote further study of the topic. 


Precarious Creativity

Precarious Creativity: Global Media, Local Labor featured an international group of scholars and leading advocates from the VFX community in panel discussions about the increasingly globalized and interconnected nature of screen media labor. 

Dirty Sexy Policy

Dirty Sexy Policy brought together prominent scholars, attorneys, activists, regulators, and journalists to explore current challenges to media policy. Participants on three panels engaged in a lively discussion and debate through a moderated Q&A to explore content regulation of obscenity and indecency, structural regulation of broadband technologies, and the broader stakes that policy critics share. 

All in the...Modern Family

The All in the…Modern Family conference focused on the powerful, constantly-changing genre of television scripted comedies. The conference explored the cultural and social impact of comedies throughout their long history, and it also celebrated the creative process that has kept the genre vibrant and popular, despite its many obituaries over the years.

Net Worth

This one-day conference brought together scholars, critics, and industry practitioners to stimulate fresh research on distribution. It explored diverse aspects of the digital distribution revolution including corporate practices, creative labor, intellectual property, and new technologies.

Law & Order: Changing Television

This event explored the significance and extraordinary success of the Law & Order brand during its more than 20-year run. Series creator/producer Dick Wolf and television producer Marcy Carsey were on hand along with an eclectic mix of actors, media executives, journalists, and academics to discuss the series' influences on television, views of the justice system, and international media. 

Media Ownership

Media Ownership: Research and Regulation was a year-long series of events examining the changing patterns of media ownership, their implications on civic practice, and the regulatory structures that govern them. It culminated in the 2005 Rupe Conference on Media Ownership, which engaged more than 50 faculty members from 20 different departments.