John Downing, PhD, Full Professor teaches these days especially about corporate strategies and public policies for global media, and on cinema productions in other countries. Dr. Downing also directs the College�s new Global Media Research Center. For students in the 21st century, getting a grasp of different media systems and international communication processes is essential. So is learning the basics of how to do research, so you can efficiently evaluate reports that come your way.
Most recently he finished editing the segment on international communication in the upcoming 12-volume Communication Encyclopedia. That meant editing 46 contributions on various topics, totaling 80,000 words, from about 40 specialists in around 15 countries. He is currently finishing work editing another encyclopedia of grass roots and community media.