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Don't Miss - Environmental Film Festival

Through a partnership led by the Center for Environmental Filmmaking, SOC will host several prominent events as part of Washington D.C.'s Environmental Film Festival. These will kick off with the March 19 World Premiere of Chris Palmer's new film Shooting in the Wild, the Eco-Comedy Video Competition and the Student Environmental Short Film Festival. Learn more


Latest Stories

Matt Nisbet

Nisbet Explores Role of 'Knowledge Journalists'

Nisbet's paper examines Bill McKibben's career and impact on the debate over climate change. Read more


Chris Matthews

The Art and Craft of Speech Writing

To commemorate President John F. Kennedy’s speech at AU in 1963, the School of Communication is hosting a panel discussion on speechwriting. Read more


Pam Willenz

Digital Media Student's Work Gets Noticed

iTunes highlighted Pam Willenz's JuiceQuest podcast as "New and Noteworthy". Read more



In the News

New SOC Practicum Led by Washington Post Ford-Funded Reporter

Poynter and Columbia Journalism Review reported that John Sullivan will join SOC, serving in the dual role as a journalist-in-residence for AU’s Investigative Reporting Workshop and The Washington Post as an investigative journalist. Read more

Trujillo a True Local Success Story

The Californian Online highlighted Journalism professor Carolyn Brown’s documentary From the Fields: An American Journey, which showcases life of a migrant worker’s son who became a local TV news anchor. Read more

Richard Stack

Stack to Release New Book on Death Penalty

Journalism professor Richard Stack has an upcoming book Grave Injustice: Unearthing Wrongful Executions, due to be released in April. C-SPAN Book TV will be interviewing Stack Sunday March 31, at 1:25, and again Monday, April 1. Ben Jealous, President and CEO of the NAACP, cited Grave Injustice in his testimony before the State Senate Judicial Process Committee in Annapolis in February. Ben made the point that capital punishment has already cost innocent lives. Maryland stands an excellent chance of repealing the death penalty this legislative session.

How Super-Achieving 'Knowledge Journalists' Shape Our Thinking

PC professor Matt Nisbet discussed his research on how pundits shape the climate change discussion with Forbes Online. Read more


Upcoming Events

An Evening with Chris Palmer and Shooting in the Wild Premiere
March 19 - 7:00 p.m., Wechsler Theater, Learn more

The Art and Craft of Speechwriting Panel
March 20 - 7:00 p.m., Ward 1, Learn more

Student Environmental Short Film Festival
March 20 - 7:00 p.m., Wechsler Theater, Learn more

American Women Moderated by Iris Krasnow: Gina Adams (SPA/BA '80)
March 20 - 7:30 p.m., MGC 1, Learn more

Dean's Internship Panel
March 21 - 1:30 p.m., MGC 200

The Life and Times of Adrian Cowell
March 22 - 7:00 p.m., Wechsler Theater, Learn more

True Wolf: The Amazing Story of a Wolf called Koani
March 23 - 7:00 p.m., Wechsler Theater, Learn more

SOC/SIS Dean's Screening: Dr. Strangelove
March 26 - 7:00 p.m., Wechsler Theater, Learn more

CSM Presents "Soul Food Junkies" with Byron Hurt
March 28 - 5:30 p.m., Wechsler Theater, Learn more

Untold History of the US: JFK to the Brink
March 28 - 8:00 p.m., Ward 2, Learn more


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