Wendy Melillo Farrill
School of Communication
- Wendy Melillo is a full-time professor of Public Communication. She teaches in the School of Communication's Public Communication division. Her research is focused on public service advertising. Melillo was a reporter for The Washington Post, earning a Pulitzer Prize nomination and an award from the White House Correspondents' Association for her coverage of the United Way scandal. She spent nearly a decade covering political advertising and strategic communication planning for the business publication Adweek before joining SOC.
DegreesBA Print Journalism/International Relations, American University; MA History of Ideas, Johns Hopkins University; MA International Communications, American University
- SOC - School of Communication
- Mary Graydon - 330G
- Tuesdays and Fridays, 2:15 pm to 5:15 pm
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Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
- Public Service Advertising
- Marketing and Culture
- Public Communication
Honors, Awards, and Fellowships
- Raymond Clapper Memorial Association Congressional Award, The United Way Scandal, 1992
- Penney-Missouri Newspaper Awards, Health and Nutrition Reporting, 1986
- Ad Council to Teens: Anti-Gay Language Isn’t Cool
- To Impact Next Generation, PSAs Go Digital
- Mixed Signals: Obscenity OK, Rape PSA Banned
- AAF Recruits College Students To Fight Binge Drinking
- 'Stupid Drink' Translates Into Campaign Smarts
- Blood Ties: Humor, Individualism Trump Fear
- Disney Isn't Smart About Baby Einstein
- NBC4, February 2, 2009, Critique of the Super Bowl Ads
- CBS Evening News With Katie Couric, June 14, 2007, Review of the decision by Kellogg to no longer market some of its products like Pop Tarts to children
Area of Expertise: Public service advertising and marketing
Additional Information: Wendy Melillo was a reporter for the Washington Post. During her tenure with the Post, she earned a Pulitizer Prize nomination and an award from the White House Correspondents' Association for her coverage of the United Way scandal. She spent nearly a decade covering political advertising and strategic communication planning for the business trade publication Adweek before joining the School of Communication.
To request an interview please call AU Media Relations at 202-885-5950 or submit an interview request form.
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