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Students at the New Hampshire primaries 2020

Communications ·

AU Students Fan Out Across NH, SC to Cover Primaries

The events capped off a nonstop week of reporting for 24 AU students enrolled in Presidential Primaries, a course offered every four years by SOC and SPA. Now in its fourth cycle, the class featured a new twist this year: South Carolina.
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Communications ·

Center for Media & Social Impact Launches “Resistance: The Exhibition”

“Resistance: The Exhibition,” the latest initiative of the Center for Media & Social Impact (CMSI) at the School of Communication, explores the power of photography to document social upheaval and to inspire activism and social change.
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(L-R) Anupam Chander, Laura DeNardis, Vinton Cerf at Internet in Everything book talk

Communications ·

Dean DeNardis’ Latest Book Argues Cybersecurity Is a Human Rights Issue

In “The Internet in Everything: Freedom and Security in a World with No Off-Switch,” Interim Dean of the School of Communication and professor, Dr. Laura DeNardis hopes to convince readers that cybersecurity is the great human rights issue of our time.
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Donald Curtis

Communications ·

Alumnus Donald Curtis Honored at CCES Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

SOC Professor Gemma Puglisi’s PR Portfolio class created the MLK Visionary Award to honor the leadership work of an AU alum.
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Media Production Center 2020

Communications ·

Media Production Center Reopens, Featuring State of the Art Equipment and Facilities

The newly renovated Media Production Center (MPC) at American University’s School of Communication (SOC) held its grand reopening on January 21.
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Politico Journalism Institute Logo

Communications ·

American University and POLITICO Announce Journalism Institute 2020 Class

POLITICO is pleased to announce its 2020 class of its educational initiative dedicated to diversifying Washington-area newsrooms.
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Tori Powell at NYC Intensive

Communications ·

New York City Career Intensive Gave Me the Opportunity to Get My "Foot in the Door"

The 2020 New York City Career Intensive provided SOC student Tori Powell the unique opportunity to “get her foot in the door” at world-renowned companies like CNN, The Wall Street Journal, Nickelodeon, and Bustle Digital Group in New York City.
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Austin Ramsey

Communications ·

My Very Own Front-Row Seat to History

Austin Ramsey enrolled in the Journalism and Public Affairs graduate program partly to build the credentials needed to be a reporter who's called on to cover historic moments of national importance, like impeachment.
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Leonard Pitts, Jr., Sasha-Ann Simons, Malaka Gharib.

Communications ·

SOC Panel Discusses How To Make Writing About Race, Culture, and Ethnicity Tactful and Not Taboo

This November, SOC held the panel “How to Write About Race,” featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and SOC adjunct professor, Leonard Pitts, Jr.; WAMU 88.5 reporter, Sasha-Ann Simons; and NPR Writer and Editor, Malaka Gharib.
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Dr. Charlton McIlwain

Communications ·

Dr. Charlton McIlwain Proves the Black Community’s Contribution to the Internet and Social Media with “Black Software”

American University welcomed Dr. Charlton Mcllwain, NYU Professor, on Nov. 14 to discuss his latest book “Black Software: The Internet & Racial Justice, from the AfroNet to Black Lives Matter.”
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