Adrienne Massanari with her cat

Communications ·

New Media and Digital Culture Expert Adrienne Massanari Joins SOC Faculty

This fall, American University School of Communication (AU SOC) welcomes Associate Professor Adrienne Massanari to its Communication Studies division
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Rachel Looker, Sophie Austin, Aneeta Mathur-Ashton

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USA TODAY Washington Watchdog Fellow Announced

Three prestigious investigative journalism fellowships have been awarded to incoming SOC graduate students.
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Jane Hall Politics and the Media Intersections and New Directions

Communications ·

New Book Tackles How Media, Political Institutions Intersect and Influence Society

Politics and the Media: Intersections and New Directions is authored by award-winning journalist and SOC professor Jane Hall.
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David Falcone and Hannah Shows

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SOC Mentor Program Equips Graduate with Networking Skills to Secure First Job

Alumna Hannah Shows reflects on how the mentorship program helped her launch her career during a pandemic.
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Jai Jamison on film set

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Jai Jamison Wants His Films to Bring Empathy, Peace, and Beauty to the World

Jamison, (SOC/MA ’11), is a filmmaker, screenwriter, and storyteller based in L.A.
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Dr. Sherri Williams

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SOC Journalism Professor Wins Greenberg Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award

Dr. Sherri Williams earned one of AU’s top honors for scholar-teachers, the 2020-2021 Milton and Sonia Greenberg Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award.
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Bill Gentile. Photo by Murry Sill.

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Emmy Award-Winning Journalist and Professor Bill Gentile Releases Memoir

New book explores family, self, love, and loss against a backdrop of adversity and warfare in Central America.
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derek mcginty photo

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SOC Alumnus and Journalist Derek McGinty Creates Journalism Endowment Fund for Students of Color

SOC Alumnus reflects on his professional journey and the value of passing on knowledge
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Visions 2021

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2021 Visions Award Winners Announced

Honoring outstanding visual student work from students in documentary, fiction, digital and new media, screenwriting and photography.
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Teen Vogue Racial Reckoning A Year After a Movement Rocked the Nation American University

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Journalism Class Partners with Teen Vogue to Document 2020 Racial Reckoning

As the first anniversary of the 2020 racial justice uprising approaches, SOC journalism students offer insightful reporting about their peers’ reckoning with race through a journalism project published by Teen Vogue.
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