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Strategic Partnerships

With endowments from industry partners, such as the EW Scripps Corp. and the Gannett Foundation, faculty at RIT’s School of Media Sciences are focused on researching industry issues, publishing findings and increasing student research and engagement.

Additionally, the strengthening of existing industry alliances with leaders like the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, The New York Post, the Newspaper Association of America (NAA),  and Schol of Media Sciences alumni allows for a closer interaction during this time of industry evolution and opens doors for future partnership opportunities.

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle:
Founded in 1833, the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (D&C) is the primary newspaper for the Rochester New York area.  Together with its website, the publication reaches eight out of 10 adults in the Rochester market -- the number one combined print and online market reach in the nation, according to Scarborough Research (May 2012).


EW Scripps Company:

The E. W. Scripps Company is a diverse media concern with interests in newspaper publishing, broadcast television stations, and licensing and syndication.  Scripps operates daily and community newspapers in 13 markets, and 9 broadcast TV stations. Scripps also operates Scripps Howard News Service and United Media, which is the worldwide licensing and syndication home of Peanuts, Dilbert and 150 other features and characters.


Gannett Foundation:

The Gannett Foundation is a corporate foundation sponsored by Gannett Co., Inc. Through its Community Grant Program, Gannett Foundation supports non-profit activities in the communities in which Gannett does business. Through its other programs, the Foundation invests in the future of the media industry, encourages employee giving, reacts to natural and other disasters, and contributes to a variety of charitable causes.

RIT School of Media Sciences Alumni Chapter:

The Office of Alumni Relations and Development’s goal is to keep the alumni of RIT engaged upon graduation.  There are many different ways RIT keeps our alumni involved whether it is attending an alumni event, taking advantage of special offers or volunteering.  Alumni Relations also offers access to the Alumni On-Line Community that lets all alumni search for other alumni using the Tiger Locator, publish information on their business through the Tiger Business pages and write their own class notes. 

Each college at RIT has its own alumni director.  Ron Goldberg is the Director of Alumni Relations for the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences (CIAS).  CIAS holds alumni events all over the country and while many of the events are held surrounding trade shows, there are a number of events that happen in some of the large cities where our alumni live including New York City, Chicago, and Boston.  The College of Imaging Arts and Sciences has over 23,000 alumni who are scattered over all 50 United States and in 33 different countries.

To find out more information on the Office of Alumni Relations visit www.rit.edu/alumni or for info specific to College of Imaging Arts and Sciences alumni go to www.rit.edu/alumni/cias.