Building on the international connections of “the most networked man in the world,” the new Center for Global Communication Studies is exploring the vast and tangled web of global media.
By Samuel Hughes and Katie Haegele

To understand some of the motivation behind Monroe Price’s urge to shape and improve global communications, consider his own introduction to the world:

He was still in his mother’s womb when Germany annexed Austria, his family’s homeland; a few days later, his father’s uncle—the editor of a Viennese newspaper known for its irreverence toward the officialdom of both nations—jumped to his death upon learning that the Nazis were coming for him. Just a few months after Price became “one of the last Jewish infants born in Vienna as it once had been,” as he puts it in his recent memoir, his father was arrested on Kristallnacht. Ten days and some ugly bruises later his father was released, and soon after that the young family managed to escape to the United States on a visa issued by the American consulate in Vienna. >>

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