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Michael Saffran

Lecturer and WGSU-FM (89.3) Faculty Director Of Communication
Blake B 204
585-245-6009
saffran@geneseo.edu

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

Portrait of Michael Saffran

Office Hours Fall 2018

Tuesday and Thursday 2:15 pm - 3:45 pm
or by appointment (preferred)

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • M.S., Rochester Institute of Technology (2008)

  • B.A., SUNY Geneseo (1985)

Affiliations

  • Broadcast Education Association

  • Eastern Communication Association

  • Student Press Law Center

Publications

  • 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)

More About Me

Interests

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

Research Interests

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

    Classes

    • COMN 266: Radio Production

      A study, through practical application, of the devices and techniques employed in modern radio. Students use the facilities of campus radio station WGSU-FM. Offered every fall

    • COMN 280: Elec Media Prac:Radio Managmnt

      A laboratory experience in one of the following areas of electronic media: 1) radio production, 2) television production, 3) radio news, 4) television news, 5) radio management, 6) television management, and 7) radio performance. May be taken six times, not to exceed one credit hour per semester. A maximum of two credits is allowed in a single area. Graded on an S/U basis. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. Offered every year

    • COMN 280: Elec Media Prac:Radio News

      A laboratory experience in one of the following areas of electronic media: 1) radio production, 2) television production, 3) radio news, 4) television news, 5) radio management, 6) television management, and 7) radio performance. May be taken six times, not to exceed one credit hour per semester. A maximum of two credits is allowed in a single area. Graded on an S/U basis. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. Offered every year

    • COMN 280: Elec Media Prac:Radio Productn

      A laboratory experience in one of the following areas of electronic media: 1) radio production, 2) television production, 3) radio news, 4) television news, 5) radio management, 6) television management, and 7) radio performance. May be taken six times, not to exceed one credit hour per semester. A maximum of two credits is allowed in a single area. Graded on an S/U basis. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. Offered every year