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Communications ·

Message from the SOC Dean About Fall 2020 Operating Status

As a SOC, much of our field is already digital. We already know how to work, teach, produce, research, live, protest, create, innovate and bring about change through virtual platforms.
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Announcement ·

American University Survey: Young Black Americans Are Key 2020 Swing Voters

American University's Black Swing Voter Project released results of a new survey of Black Americans in six battleground states.
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W. Joseph Campbell

Communications ·

New Book Examines the Messy and Contentious Role of US Presidential Pre-Election Polls

The 2016 election is one of eight cases of polling failure SOC Professor W. Joseph Campbell analyzes in his new book.
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Communications ·

Lagrant Foundation Scholarship Recipient Proves Importance of Diversity in the Classroom and Field

Zach Gradishar was the recipient of one of the prestigious 2020 Lagrant Foundation scholarships, dedicated to increasing the number of minorities in advertising, marketing and PR.
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Communications ·

Film Student Finishes ‘The Beauty in Trying’ With Neel Foundation Scholarship

Film student Mitra Arthur tells the story of her friend, Samaia Muhammad, who returns to dancing to heal from trauma in “The Beauty in Trying."
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Communications ·

Capstone Projects Showcase Game Design Students’ Skills and Creativity

The 2020 capstone projects from AU's MA in Game Design, such as the video game Hollow, were as diverse and imaginative as the students who created them.
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Almar Latour

Communications ·

Dow Jones CEO Almar Latour Sees Growing Demand for Quality Journalism

School of Communication alumnus Almar Latour, recently named CEO of Dow Jones and Publisher of the Wall Street Journal, shares his thoughts on quality journalism, guiding principles of his career, and memories from SOC.
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Communications ·

SOC's Borum Chattoo Launches New Book on Comedy and Social Justice

SOC Professor Caty Borum Chattoo and co-author Lauren Feldman launch their book "A Comedian and an Activist Walk into A Bar: The Serious Role of Comedy in Social Justice," with foreword by legendary TV producer Norman Lear.
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Jeremiah Patterson

Communications ·

Jeremiah Patterson Named New Director of MA in Journalism and Digital Storytelling

Professor Jeremiah Patterson is the new director of the MA in Journalism and Digital Storytelling, the School of Communication's unique weekend master’s program for working professionals.
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Max Brooks (SOC/MA '97)

Communications ·

Max Brooks Uses Storytelling to Prepare Us for Disaster

Popular author Max Brooks discusses communication, adaptation, survival and his latest book.
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