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Announcement ·

AU’s Center for Media & Social Impact Receives $1.1 Million

Funding supports projects including the national Story Movements convening, the Yes, And Laughter Lab co-created with Moore + Associates in partnership with Comedy Central, and Comedy ThinkTanks.
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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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Chris Donovan

Alumni ·

Chris Donovan SPA-SOC/BA '97: Getting the Story Right Through Research

Chris Donovan SPA-SOC/BA '97 is now an executive editorial producer working with George Stephanopoulos and other network anchors and correspondents.
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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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Communications ·

Community Voice Partners with Street Sense Media

The Community Voice Lab’s new partnership aims to connect AU’s film community with the Street Sense filmmaker’s co-op.
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Grace Eggleston

Communications ·

Meet the Community Voice Fellows

Meet the talented fellows of the Community Voice Lab.
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Hyatt Mamoun

Communications ·

Neel Foundation Scholarship Helps Film Students Make Substantial Strides in Their Work

The Neel Foundation scholarship seeks to support documentary film students while they create works for film festivals. Here is what some of this year's recipients have been up to.
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Amelia Tyson and Ashley Luke standing on either side of a sign at a conference.

Communications ·

Exploring Environmental Filmmaking from East Coast to West with SOC Student Amelia Tyson

Amelia Tyson is a documentarian who aims to infuse the heart and a message of stewardship in the films she creates. Tyson focuses on environmental stories, hoping to both educate viewers to genuinely care for the earth.
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Eman Alghamdi standing in front of a tree holding a coffee cup

Communications ·

From Class Assignment to Passion Project: MFA Student Eman Alghamdi on the Process of Creating “A Piece of Paper”

What if your family was separated by a simple piece of paper? MFA film student Eman Alghamdi tells the story of Remi, a Syrian refugee who hasn’t seen his family in three years. The film, “A Piece of Paper,” screened Nov. 10 at Suns Cinema.
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