Welcome / Introductions

26 09 2014

Good Morning,

This is Prof. Phipps and I will be working with you for the remaining part of this independent study.  For those of you who dont know me, I have over 20 yrs of production experience. I’ve worked on documentaries, TV shows, music videos, films and web based/interactive media. I’ve worked on The Cosby Show, TVLand.com. Sesame Workshop, Volume.com and Interactive One. Please introduce yourself and tell me why you took this class, what you hope to learn/do and what are you working on. Looking forward to hearing from you.



11 09 2014


For more info, contact Professor Wager, Coordinator of Digital Media Programs

jwager@essex.edu | 973-877-1937 | Rm 1143 in Red Area


NOTE:  You should thoroughly research the organization prior to submitting your cover letter inquiry regarding internships.  Be prepared and knowledgeable about the organization you hope to work for — that’s the best way to get your foot in the door!




New Jersey


Oxygen Box Band

Live Soul Rock Reggae

Videographers/editors/multimedia journalist




Techdesigno LLC (West Orange, NJ)

Contact:  John Mitrano, Owner, (973) 736-7973, Email: John@techdesigno.com

Focus:  Graphic Design


New Jersey Motion Picture & Television Commission (Newark, NJ)

Contact:  Joe Marra, Assistant Production Coordinator, 973-648-6279, njfilm@njfilm.org

Focus:  Film

WBGO (Newark, NJ)

Contact: Josh Rosenfeld, Membership Coordinator, jrosenfeld@wbgo.org

Focus: Radio, Marketing, PR


NJTV News (Montclair, NJ)

Contact:  Charmaine Thomas, Production Coordinator,  ThomasC@njtvonline.org

Focus:  TV news


AM 1430 Newsroom


CONTACT: Juan Nortex jnortez@newarkradioseries.com / 862-755-2377



Contact:  Thomas Cha, Business Manager, Tel (973) 852-0300, Direct (973) 852-0338, tcha@wmbctv.com

Focus:  TV


Alvarez Photography (Newark, NJ)

Contact:  Tony Alvarez, http://www.anthonyalvarezphoto.com, tony@anthonyalvarezphoto.com | 201.988.0360

Focus:  Digital Photography, Video

O’ia-da International (Newark, NJ)

Contact: Eric Jones, CEO, ericjones@oiadaintl.org

Focus: Teleconferencing, Video, International


Ironbound Film and Television Studios (Newark, NJ)

Contact: Peter Meister, peter.meister@ironboundfilmstudios.com

Focus:  Film, TV Production


Aljira Center for Contemporary Art

Contact; Fayemi Shakur, info@aljira.org, fashakur@gmail.com

Focus:  Art, New Media, PR


Center Stage Cuts (Newark, NJ)

Contact: Calvin Quallis, Managing Partner, Calvin.Quallis@ipsos.com

Focus:  Webisode Production, Event Video


New York

IFP Made in New York Media Center (Brooklyn, NY)

Contact: Nekisa Cooper, Education Coordinator, ncooper@mediacenter.com

Focus: Game, Interactive Media, Film


Democracy Now! (Manhattan, NY)

Contact:  admin@democracynow.org and jessica@democracynow.org http://www.democracynow.org/about/jobs#internships

Focus:  Multimedia News


Shirley Rodriguez Photography (Brooklyn, NY)

Contact:  Shirley Rodriguez, Owner, shirleyshoots@gmail.com, shotbyshirl.com
Focus: Digital Photography, Web Design, Video



ECCO, Student Newspaper

Contact: Alissa Lopez, lia394@yahoo.com

Focus: Web, Graphic Design


Marketing and Communications department

Contact: Yla Eason, Director, yeason@essex.edu

Focus: Web, Graphic Design


Urban Issues Institute

Contact: Dr. Margaret Stevens, Director, mstevens@essex.edu

Focus:  Web, Graphic Design, Data Visualization

*Internships in the Communications departments of various Essex County government offices are available to highly motivated students.  Please speak with Professor Wager for more information.

CIN 101 Students: Materials for Tuesday Quiz

11 09 2014

Review the attached PDF presentation and the following youtube documentaries in addition to reading Chapter 10.

Alice Guy Blache:

Oscar Micheaux:

Mass Media Timeline – PDF PRESENTATION

ECC Launches Inter-Collegiate Media Festival! Submit your film, cell phone flick, screenplay, spoken word, game or interactive technology TODAY!

11 07 2014

Check out our website at:

ECC students will have first dibs on submissions, so act now! The deadline for submissions is August 15, 2014. Submit your links and fill out our form at:

Internships! Apply Now!

11 07 2014

Two internships available:
Democracy Now! (in NYC)

Van Gogh Productions

Van Gogh Productions is looking for interns for October 2014 through January 2015 for a film of King Lear, to be directed by Alexander Barnett.

We’re looking for interns in nearly all departments, and though we cannot provide housing or compensation, each successful intern will receive meals, on screen and IMDb credit, and valuable industry experience. Descriptions of each position are included in an attached word document. If you wish, please forward this information along to your students, recent graduates and perhaps related departments in your institution.

Any questions or applications should be sent to learfirst@gmail.com

Tech Scholarship offered!

2 07 2014

The Mirzayan Fellowship Program Office is pleased to announce that the National Academies is accepting applications for the January 2015 session of the Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program.

The online application is available at:


We encourage you to share this information with qualified individuals.

The Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program is designed to engage early career individuals in the analytical processes that inform U.S. science and technology policy. Fellows obtain the essential skills and knowledge needed to work in science and technology policy at the federal, state, or local levels. Fellows spend 12 weeks at the National Academies in Washington, DC learning about science and technology policy and the role that scientists and engineers play in advising the nation. Each year, applicants from around the world become part of a National Academies committee, board, or unit. Each fellow is assigned to a senior staff member who acts as his or her mentor. The mentor provides guidance and ensures that the fellow’s time is focused on substantive projects and activities within the fellow’s assigned unit. An immersive experience, the program is designed to broaden fellows’ appreciation of employment opportunities outside academia and leave them with both a firm grasp of the important and dynamic role of science and technology in decision-making and a better understanding of the role that they can play in strengthening the science and technology enterprise for the betterment of mankind.

General fellowship information may be found below. Additional information may be found at:


Application Deadline
Applications are due September 1, 2014.

Selection of Candidates
Successful applicants will be notified in late October 2014.

Class Size
The session can accommodate up to 26 individuals.

The stipend for the fellowship period is $8500.

The fellowship term is 12 weeks. The January 2015 session will commence on January 20, 2015 and end on April 10, 2015.

Fellows’ Orientation
Mandatory program orientation will be conducted from Tuesday, January 20 to Friday, 23, 2015.

Please contact me if you have questions.

Program Office

Mirzayan S&T Policy Graduate Fellowship Program
The National Academies
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-334-2455
Fax: 202-334-2530

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