Office Hours, SPRING 2014

  • T 2:00-3:00 pm

  • WF 1:00-2:00 pm

  • & by appointment

 

Interests

  • radio
  • student media
  • podcasting, new media, social media
  • journalism/newswriting
  • public relations
  • communication law
 

Michael J. Saffran

Lecturer and WGSU-FM (89.3) Faculty Director

Communication

Blake B 204
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454
585-245-6009
saffran@geneseo.edu

Michael Saffran

Michael Saffran has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2012.

Faculty Information

Education

  • M.S., Rochester Institute of Technology (2008)
  • B.A., SUNY Geneseo (1985)

Research Interests

Current research involves mass media audiences, policy, and regulation; media ownership consolidation; and trends in radio broadcasting and college radio.

Publications and Professional Activities

  • Saffran, M. J. (2011). Effects of local-market radio ownership concentration on radio localism, the public interest, and listener opinions and use of local radio. Journal of Radio and Audio Media, 18, 281–294.
  • Saffran, M. (2009, April). Effects of local-market radio ownership concentration on radio localism, the public interest, and listener opinions and use of local radio. Paper presented at the meeting of the Eastern Communication Association, Philadelphia.
  • Saffran, M. J. (2006). Impact on national radio ownership from the 1997 court ruling on ownership consolidation in Rochester. Journal of Social and Legal Research at the Rochester Institute of Technology, 6.

    Awards and Honors

    • Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), Rochester Chapter, PRism Award, Social Media – Video (2011)
    • PRSA PRism Award, Online Publication (2010)
    • PRSA Award of Excellence, Social Media (2010)
    • PRSA PRism Award, Website (2007)
    • PRSA PRism Award, Most Improved Element, Website (2007)
    • PRSA PRism Award, News Release, (2003)

Affiliations

  • Broadcast Education Association
  • Eastern Communication Association
  • Student Press Law Center
My Classes

COMN 107:
Foundations of Media Writing

    This course presents the basics of writing for news and public relations which may be delivered by print, radio, television, internet or other electronic media. This is the foundation and prerequisite for other Communication courses which requires students to design, develop and produce messages for print and electronic delivery.