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Erica Basu

Communications ·

Erica Basu Examined Digital Privacy Advocacy and Data Protection Policymaking in India 

Recent PhD graduate Erica Basu examined data and privacy policymaking in India to understand how government and civil society use communication platforms to inform and influence public opinion on internet governance issues.
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Man hands bag of donated food to another man

Communications ·

SOC Student’s ‘Operación Frijol’ Feeds Hungry Families During Covid-19

SOC student Ana Lezama and friends started the humanitarian movement Operación Frijol in Honduras to fight hunger during the Covid-19 crisis.
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SOC scholars meet online

Communications ·

For SOC Researchers, Working Remotely is Business as Usual

During Covid-19 social distancing, School of Communications scholars continue working and collaborating with colleagues at other institutions and around the world.
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student working from home with laptop on the couch

Communications ·

Adapting to the “New Normal”

After study abroad students were directed to return, President Burwell announced all students would transition to online classes for the remainder of the semester. Students are now completing the rest of their schoolwork on digital platforms.
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April Reign

Communications ·

#StillSoWhite? April Reign Discusses Issues of Diversity in Filmmaking

April Reign pulled up a series of images—a barrage of press coverage, glitzy headshots, and an iconic gold statuette—before settling comfortably on a couch at the School of Communication’s Doyle-Forman Theater to discuss #OscarsSoWhite.
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Alexandra Ellerbeck

Communications ·

Graduate Student Receives AUSOC-White House Correspondents' Association Investigative Journalism Award

The award, launched last year, is given to an undergraduate or graduate student in journalism at SOC who shows promise in the field of investigative journalism. The funding comes equally from the WHCA and AU.
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Vicktery Zimmerman

Communications ·

Vicktery Zimmerman Shapes Messaging on Global Issues, Advocates for Diversity and Inclusion 

The public relations professional and SOC graduate has worked with top leaders to  support programs that transform lives around the world. 
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Frank Benenati

Communications ·

From Coronavirus Response to Climate Change, For Frank Benenati Communication is Key

As United Airlines’ Managing Director of Communications, Frank Benenati has been on the front lines of the effort since the Covid-19 outbreak began.
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Laura DeNardis and Aras Coskuntuncel

Communications ·

PhD Graduate’s New Framework Exposes Information Control Struggles in the Digital Era

Coskuntuncel’s research challenges the narrative that digital communication technologies favor free speech and democratic processes. He offers a new framework for understanding how non-democratic actors use “control points” to censor the flow of info.
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Investigative Symposium 2020

Communications ·

Symposium Gives Insight Into the Future of Investigative Broadcast Journalism

In today’s digital age, students and industry professionals alike are constantly wondering what the future of investigative broadcast journalism will look like.
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