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Public Communication: Awards and Achievements

SOC PRSSA Ashley Wolos and Allison Lane

PRSSA Alumnae Land Jobs

PRSSA alumnae Ashley Wolos and Allison Lane landed great jobs -- one at Ogilvy, the other at Ketchum respectively.

PR Programs Named One of Nation's Top Says PRWeek

Over the past two years, PRWeek Magazine gave SOC's MA in Strategic Communication (2013) and SOC's BA in Public Communication (2014) the second-highest honor in the Best PR Education Program of the year category. Read more

Matt Nisbet

Professor Nisbet's Shorenstein Paper Gets Attention

Professor Matthew Nisbet spent fall 2012 in Cambridge, Mass., for a research fellowship at Harvard University's Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government. The result is his Shorenstein paper, which discusses the influence of journalists as public intellectuals on today's most pressing social issues and trends. It sparked discussion in The New York Times and Forbes

SOC JFK Speechwriting Contest

"What Would a JFK Say Now?" Speechwriting Contest Winners

SOC, West Wing Writers, the White House Writers Group and Lehrman underwrote awards of $500 to the winner, Ryan Migeed, (SOC and SPA/BA '15), $300 to the second place finalist, Trevor Alford, (SOC/MA '14), and $200 to the third place finalist, Alannah Johnson, (SIS/BA '13,) in honor of speechwriter Ted Sorenson.

Speech by PC Student Wins Speech-Writing Award

The speech was delivered by Iraq War Veteran David Kendrick for the AbilityOne Program.  It was written by part-time PC student Sarah Gray & a colleague. The speech won the 2012 Cicero Speechwriting Award for the Best Speech Written for a Nonprofit Organization. Read More

SOC Caty Borum Chattoo new story
Media Partnerships Work Towards Solving Global Poverty

Professor Caty Borum Chattoo writes on how the partnerships of media companies such as Oxfam America,, and others have contributed to solving the problem of global poverty. Read More