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Charlie Wachtel

Communications ·

SOC Alumnus Wins Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay

Charlie Wachtel can now add “Oscar winner” to his résumé with the news that BlacKkKlansman won Best Adapted Screenplay at the 2019 Academy Awards.
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Matt Cipollone

Communications ·

PBS to Air Alum’s Award-Winning Film on Desecration of Memorials to Slain Black Youth

Matt Cipollone’s short film Signs has been selected to air as an episode of the PBS series Reel South.
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Robert Boyd on Great Wall of China

Communications ·

Students Get First-Hand Look Inside China's Media Industries

Five SOC students were selected to visit China on a 10-day trip introducing them to China’s media, politics, business, and culture.
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Kristian Hernandez

Communications ·

AU-Pulitzer Center Fellowship Gives SOC Students International Opportunities

The American University-Pulitzer Center International Reporting Student Fellowship gives students the opportunity to pursue international reporting projects and create meaningful stories.
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Diversity in classrooms

Communications ·

10 Inclusion Tips for the First Day of Class and Beyond

Professor Leena Jayaswal, inclusion officer for American University School of Communication (AU SOC), put together this list of tips to help faculty create inclusive classrooms, but many of the ideas can be applied to any workplace or community group
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Woman with glasses smiling.

Alumni ·

Black Millennials and the American Dream: Alumna Pens Book on Her Generation’s Struggles

Reniqua Allen earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from AU.
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Taylor Mickal

Communications ·

Junior Student Photographs for NASA and National Geographic

Taylor Mickal is a photographer at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center also shoots for National Geographic and has a photography business of his own.
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Dan Chaison

Communications ·

Part-Time Grad Student Works Full-Time in Senate

Dan Chaison is the military legislative correspondent in Senator Gary C. Peters’ office, and taking classes part-time at AU SOC as well as holding a Simpson Fellowship.
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Erica Sanchez Vasquez

Communications ·

Alumna Powers Communications for International School in DC

Erica Sanchez Vasquez (SOC/MA '13) manages media strategy and media relations for Carlos Rosario International School
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Bill Gentile Freelance

Communications ·

With Foreign Bureaus Slashed, Freelancers Are Filling the Void

Professor Bill Gentile writes about the risks freelance journalists take to cover stories and events around the world.
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