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Michael Saffran

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

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

Office Hours Spring 2020

Monday and Friday 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
or by appointment (preferred)

Curriculum Vitae

Education

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

  • B.A., SUNY Geneseo (1985)

Affiliations

  • Broadcast Education Association

  • Intercollegiate Broadcasting System

  • 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

  • Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) College Media Awards, Marketing, Best Station
    Contest/Promotional Event (Finalist): 2018 Genny Fest (2019)
    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 388: Exp:Broadcast NewsWorkshop-Stu
    • COMN 388: Exp:Broadcast NewsWorkshop-Lec