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Global Media Research Center

The Global Media Research Center is a branch of the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts and focuses on global media communication studies and arts. Our faculty includes social scientists, critical theorists, and arts practitioners whose work encourages thoughtful reflection and action on the essential issues of global media in contemporary societies. Established in 2004, the Global Media Research Center hosts an event series each year that brings visiting media scholars, journalists, documentary filmmakers and new media practitioners from around the world.

The Center:

  • Creates a site for rich intellectual exchange among faculty, graduate and undergraduate students
  • Supports cutting-edge research and discussion of all aspects of global media studies and arts
  • Collaborates inside SIUC and externally with other institutions and individuals
  • Maintains dialogue among researchers, artists, activists, and media industry professionals on global communication issues

Podcasts of our events are available on YouTube

GMRC Reading Room

The Global Media Research Center's reading room houses periodicals, texts and edited volumes relating to the study of media from a variety of scholarly perspectives. The GMRC reading room is also home to the Stuart Fischoff Collection, an archive of original research papers, articles and syllabus from the late Dr. Stuart Fischoff, a leading pioneer in the field of media psychology. 

Fall and Spring semester hours are Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:30-3:30 P.M. by appointment.  Please email Melinda Purcell at to make a reservation. The GMRC reading room is located in the Dean's Office within College of Mass Communication and Media Arts, 1100 Lincoln Drive. Carbondale, IL.