CMCS has been covered by CTV National News, OMNI TV and Urban Television and is a member of the Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association (PCA / ACA) and Association for Cultural Studies (ACS)
The Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) is an international organization that helps coordinating academic research and media commentaries on celebrity culture. CMCS carries a pedagogical philosophy that inspires integration of research and media skills training in academic and public discourses of fame. The centre believes in intellectual, aesthetic, and ethical values of bridging gaps in higher education and media. With this view, CMCS helps coordinating research, publications, creative productions, and media commentaries to restore artistic and ethical acts for social change.
For this purpose, CMCS offers a library where academics, artists, and aficionados can explore readings and creative productions in relation to fame. The purpose of the library is to empower and engage in thoughts, productions, and publishing on media and celebrity culture. While most books, articles, and audio-visual material are available in digital formats, other material can be accessed at libraries and book stores.
The centre aims to extend the library and connect with readers and cultural producers through lectures, seminars, and workshops. Stay tuned for further updates on the library space.
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Media Coverage: “Exploring the Power of Celebrity”, SNAPD Queens Edition, Oct 2014 http://www.snapdqueen.com/?option=com_sngevents&id%5B0%5D=708451&utm_source=email&utm_medium=snapd
Public Campaign: CMCS Advisory Board member Dr. Anita Krajnc raises $36,000 in 3 weeks for mass education and activism in Toronto Transit Commission. Details in the 2014 Fall edition of CMCS newsletter Celebrity Culture and Social Inquiry Vol. 4
Media Coverage: Urban Television and FUSIA Magazine, September 2014
Seminar Series IV “The Inspirational Power of Film Festival Celebrities and Their Movies” at industREALarts room (688 Richmond Street) on Wednesday, September 3, 2014. Starts 7 pm.
Media Coverage: V-Mix, OMNI TV on Rogers Television, June and July 2014 http://www.omnitv.ca/on/en/videos/3649125163001/
Seminar Series III “Moving Forward: An Intimate Evening on Media, Diversity and Social Justice” at IndustREAL Arts Room (688 Richmond Street) on May 30, 2014. Starts 6 pm.
Seminar Series II “Moving Forward: An Intimate Evening on Paths, Success and Love” at IndustREAL Arts Room (688 Richmond Street) on March 29, 2014.
Media Coverage CTV News interview with CMCS Advisory Board member Dr. Anita Krajnc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1BR1H9yAU8#t=184, January 2014
Seminar Series I: “Ethics with Elegance” on Saturday, January 25, 2014.
Media Coverage Rogers Television, FUSIA Magazine, SNAP Downtown Toronto News, ANOKHI Media, Mississauga News, Scully Love Promo, Canadian Journalism Foundation in November – August 2013
Launch Event at The Inner Garden in Toronto, Canada, August 29, 2013
CMCS provides members with timely updates on professional developments, latest research, intellectual exchanges, and collaborative projects in media studies, popular culture and celebrity studies. Membership is free and open to academics, media professionals, creative practitioners, students, and all community members.