The School of Communication and Media’s New Headquarters

Merrill Brown, Director of the School of Communication and Media, meets with students who will be producing digital media in the school’s new headquarters located on the campus of Montclair State University.

Montclair State | New Jersey

Mark Effron

Mark Effron is a clinical specialist in the School of Communication and Media, where he teaches as well as coordinates the multi-platform newsroom in the new state-of-the-art headquarters for the school. Before that, Mark was an adjunct at Montclair State as well as a full time faculty at William Paterson University. For most of Mark’s career, he was a news executive for such companies as MSNBC, where he ran breaking news and daytime programming, Post-Newsweek Stations, where he ran the news division, New York Public Radio, where he served as General Manager of “The Takeaway,” and Tribune’s WPIX, where he was vice-president of news. He also ran a Webby-award-winning digital media company. Mark has a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University and an undergraduate degree in politics from Brandeis University. He is a frequent writer on topics relating to the changing world of media and news.