MSU’s Department of Media and Information is a pioneer, offering an interdisciplinary and energetic learning environment united by a passion for media and information. In our state-of-the-art labs and centers, we're researching new avenues of communication technology and computer-centered interaction. In our classrooms, our world-class, award-winning faculty teach all aspects of the vibrant media ecosystem.
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From video game design, to human-centered research, to documentary filmmaking - our faculty and students strive to empower individuals. Our work makes a difference.
Anastasia Kononova didn’t think twice about downloading a popular app that provided tips for expectant mothers. The free app gave her access to a giant forum and website. All she had to do was provide basic info about herself, her baby’s due date, and prospective baby names. While Kononova enjoyed the forum, she dug a little deeper and realized she had joined a site commercially supported by a major purveyor of health and baby products.Read more
We offer a B.A. and M.A. degrees in Media and Information. We also participate in the jointly offered Ph.D. in Information and Media Studies and participate in several minors.
Students work in labs and high-tech classrooms with businesses and non-profits, and experience hands-on learning that prepares them for promising careers at the frontiers of new media and information technology.
Wei Peng is an Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Information, Michigan State University. She is affiliated with the Games for Entertainment and Learning (GEL) lab and the Health and Risk Communication Center.
Dr. Emilee Rader is an Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Information. Her research is focused on understanding and solving sociotechnical problems that arise in algorithmic systems which use large datasets and machine learning to make inferences and predictions about people.