Media Download: Merrill Brown

Tom Hall, Executive Director of The Montclair Film Festival joins us to discuss the festival now on its 5th year. During this year’s festival they’ll be unveiling major motion pictures, releasing student made films, independent films and hosting conversations with famous directors, actors and more. Tom Hall is responsible for development, fundraising, sponsorship, education, marketing, event planning, strategic partnerships, and year-round programs. He has previously worked at Sarasota Film Festival, newportFILM, Nantucket Film,...

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Tuesday, 26 April 2016

We are joined by Evan Matthews, Assistant Professor of Exercise Science and Physical Education at Montclair State to discuss benefits and risks of popular smartwatches and Fitbit bands. These trendy gadgets offer us new ways to monitor and improve self-health. Anyone of any age can have a “personal health assistant” that tracks and uses vital information to promote a healthier lifestyle. But are there risks of storing all of this personal data? Exercise scientist Evan Matthews discusses health benefits and...

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Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Professor Hugh Curnutt joins Shakira Perez to discuss television networks and viewer interaction through social media. Doctor Curnutt is an associate professor in the School of Communication and Media here at Montclair State University. He works in the areas of critical media and cultural studies and has done research on media topics like evolving communication technologies and the shifting intersection of media producers and...

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Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Mark Green, NYC’s first Public Advocate and author/editor of 23 books, latest being next month’s Bright, Infinite Future: A Generational Memoir on the Progressive Rise joins us to discuss the upcoming NY primaries on April...

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Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Greg Harper president of Harpervision and co-founder of Gadgetoff joins Merrill Brown to talk about the next big thing in technology: Virtual Reality. It has been in the works for some time, and companies are perfecting the resolution and user interface which is why to many it seems to be getting released little by...

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Tuesday, 05 April 2016

  Joe Nocera, sports business columnist at The New York Times, discusses the “Indentured” Athlete – Inside Rebellion Against the...

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Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Matt Katz, a political reporter for WNYC radio and resident Chris Christie expert. Matt is the creator of the Chris Christie Chronicles blog as well as the host of the Chris Christie Tracker radio podcast. He is the recipient of the 2015 Peabody award for news coverage of the infamous Bridgegate scandal as well as a winner of the Livingston Award for international reporting while in...

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Wednesday, 23 March 2016

On this episode of Media Download Dr. Joel Penney discusses live streaming and digital privacy. Dr. Penney is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication and Media here at Montclair State, specializing in new media, critical/cultural studies, and political communication and theory. Dr. Penney is currently working on a book project that explores how citizens participate in political marketing campaigns in the digital...

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Tuesday, 15 March 2016

On this episode we talk to Chris Poland, founder and president of Eclipse Records, about the state of the music industry from an indie label perspective. The Recording Industry Association of America has announced that streaming will now counts towards song and album sales. As a rights owner, Poland has seen the change in consumer consumption habits from compact discs to downloads and then to streaming and he shares his perspective with us. Eclipse Records is a boutique indie rock...

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Tuesday, 01 March 2016

When the presidency of the United States is at stake and not just a reality TV show competition, what is the media’s responsibility in this pattern of coverage and in considering the visibility of all candidates? Why is media coverage of Trump so superficial? Only recently has the media started looking at his business performance and his campaign claims. What might be the impact of serious media scrutiny of Trump’s presidential bid? Jonathan Alter,journalist, best-selling author, television producer, and Daily...

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Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Jack Rico, journalist, founder, and Editor-In-Chief of ShowBizCafe.com – an entertainment website which combines American and Latino mainstream pop culture. He is also the Entertainment Contributor for the TODAY show, MSNBC, Telemundo and NBCNews.com. Jack has covered the issues of race at the Oscars extensively and we are thrilled he is here to offer some insight as well as sharing his predictions for Oscars...

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Tuesday, 16 February 2016

  On this episode, we’ll be talking about the business of images. Co-founder and chairman of Getty Images, Jonathan Klein, talks about the culture in which Getty Images was built on, his love for media and the companies’ future including the acquisition of Corbis Images library via the Visual China...

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Wednesday, 10 February 2016