Haratonik, Peter


Peter Haratonik
MA and Doctoral Studies in Culture and Communication, New York University
Associate Professor of Media Studies, School of Media Studies

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Areas of Expertise:
Media education, media and children, social effects of technology, media and urban issues
Peter Haratonik began his career as an educator with the New York City Board of Education where he taught Social Studies and served as a media coordinator. As a student and eventual colleague of media theorist Neal Postman, he has continually addressed the issue of the need to understand media in relation to education in its broadest terms. He created one of the earliest programs in video production for middle school-students and wrote curricular materials on media education. He has lectured and consulted at a number of universities both in the United States and in Ireland, Turkey, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and China. Having served as department chair at three major universities, Haratonik’s expertise and interests are broad. He seeks to explore the relationships among academic research, media practice, and media management. He has also conducted extensive research on the life and work of social theorist, critic, and philosopher Lewis Mumford.
Courses Taught:
  • Foundations of Media Theory
  • Media and Child Development
  • Media Education Laboratory
  • Media Criticism
  • Research Methods in Media Studies
  • Technology and The American Mind
  • International and Intercultural Communication
Recent Publications:

Social Media and the Millennial Generation

An International Comparative Study of Xintiandi in Shanghai and South Street Seaport in New York City

The Communication Ecology of New Urban Spaces

Lewis Mumford on Film

Lewis Mumford’s 1938 Plan for Honolulu

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