Videos and podcasts on the CMS Graduate Program: Everything You Wanted to Know

Information Session

Our information sessions bring prospective master’s students to campus to meet our faculty and students, who discuss the program, its research, what it’s like to apply, and the experience of studying at MIT for two years. The 2015 infosession was led by graduate program director Prof. Heather Hendershot and program administrator Shannon Larkin, and it featured research group directors like Ethan Zuckerman of the Center for Civic Media and Sarah Wolozin of the Open Documentary Lab; several current graduate students; and questions from attendees on-campus and online.

If there was anything we didn’t cover, don’t hesitate to contact us!


Alumni Panel

On the heels of the day’s graduate program information session, we then hosted five alums of our master’s degree program in Comparative Media Studies. They discussed their lives from MIT to their careers today.

Here’s who we featured:

Margaret Weigel, ’02, who works in digital education
Dan Roy, ’07, widely known for his games for learning projects
Ilya Vedrashko, ’06, who does big data-driven consumer research
Erik Stayton, ’15, now a Ph.D. student at MIT’s program in History, Anthropology, Science, Technology and Society
Chelsea Barabas, ’15, the newly minted advisor to the Media Lab’s Digital Currency Initiative


Andrew Whitacre

About Andrew Whitacre

Andrew conducts the communications efforts for CMS/W and its research groups. A native of Washington, D.C., he holds a degree in communication from Wake Forest University, with a minor in humanities, as well as an M.F.A. in creative writing from Emerson College. This work includes drawing up and executing strategic communications plans, with projects including website design, social media management and training, press outreach, product launches, fundraising campaign support, and event promotions.


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