In VICE + FREE Op-Ed Writing Webinar – September 23!

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In VICE + FREE Op-Ed Writing Webinar – September 23!

Pleased to share that my latest views are covered in VICE magazine: Thanks to journalist Luke Ottenhoff & Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) member Jacque Lynn Foltyn for joining me on VICE‏. Read and share your views – we want to hear from you!

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Also, special thanks to Nafsika Antypas for sharing my article “Sexism and Speciesism in Not-So-Female Friendly Hollywood” with worldwide readers and viewers: Nafsika presented her latest talk as an invited speaker at CMCS / CUNY Graduate School of Journalism 5th international conference in New York City. She is a heroic example of being a critic in media and for launching American’s first vegan lifestyle TV show Plant-Based Nafsika on FYI channel, A & E Television Networks (read more: I highly recommend watching her latest episodes and following Season 3 – coming up!


Also, join us for our first FREE op-ed writing webinar with Josh Nathan & host Jennifer Polk on Saturday, September 23 to learn how to share YOUR views in the media! Invite your colleagues and register here NOW:  The webinar will continue exclusive conversations we had in New York City two weeks ago. If you missed our conference, you can still join us on the 23rd!


Our $100 NYC best paper award winner at CUNY is Collin Ackerman. We are proud of all prize winners, keynotes, panelists, and journalists we met in New York City! You can now read conference highlights here and view our photos at CUNY and Sheraton, where we celebrated the 4th anniversary of CMCS here:


Have a great weekend and I look forward to seeing you at our webinar on Saturday, September 23rd – not to be missed!

Details of our webinar and more media coverage can be found below.


Samita Nandy @famecritic
Founding Director, Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS)
Author, Fame in Hollywood North (WaterHill Publishing)

CMCS Op-Ed Writing Webinar – Saturday, September 23

Continue Bridging Gaps conference conversations with Josh Nathan & host Jennifer Polk in our FREE post-conference webinar on op-ed writing!

What will you learn in this webinar?

  • Why are op-eds important for academics and public intellectuals?
  • Is academic branding important for op-eds in mass media?
  • How can you best garner attention from press outlets and fellow citizens alike?

When: Saturday, September 23, 2017 (11:30am EDT / 8:30am WDT)

Where: Online

How to attend?

Register and receive the webinar link here:

Optional: Participants may submit op-eds to Josh Nathan & CMCS editorial board beforehand for one-on-one feedback following the webinar (3 independent reviews of one op-ed will be provided). Editorial staff fee applies.

Register for post-webinar op-ed editing and reviews here:

Early bird registration deadline: Saturday, September 23

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Media Coverage

CMCS member and Ashton University professor Ellis Cashmore published his piece “The Art of the Celebrity Pecking Order” in Fair Observer. Read, share and comment on the publication here:




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