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Rafaella Pastor Ferrari holds up a script for talent to read from during a shoot.

Communications ·

How to Save Lives Using Strategic Communication

American University senior Rafaella Pastor Ferrari studying Public Relations & Strategic Communication provides a perfect case study of how you can create change - and literally save lives - when you practice strategic communication effectively.
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Flowers and cultivated plants next to a bench, right near the School of International Service building.

On Campus ·

How the Garden Grows: Graduate Student Plans Film on Arboretum

The short doc will celebrate the beauty of AU’s 84-acre campus.
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Communications ·

Students Earn Analytics Certification and Professional Experience

Jason Mollica's class was able to road test new software and earn more than a grade this semester.
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JOLT

Communications ·

Can Game Design Concepts Increase Journalism Engagement? New Report Says Yes

News outlets looking to increase engagement with readers should look to concepts from game design.
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Sonya Gavankar and a male colleague stand in front of a Washington, DC backdrop on an American University Television set in 1999.

Communications ·

SOC@25

Celebrating 25 years as a school and generations of making media matter.
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Professor in front of white screen, with the Onion and CMSI written on the wall.

Communications ·

A Laughing Matter: Comedy’s Role in Social Change

SOC’s Caty Borum Chattoo is leading a research and creative initiative called The Laughter Effect.
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Ari Beser

Television & Film ·

Student’s Film ‘Nuclear Family’ Builds Bridges

MA film student Ari Beser already has a book and film to his name, and was 2015 Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year.
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Margot Susca

Journalism ·

Here’s Why Your Local TV News Is About to Get Even Worse

The real question for citizens is simple: Did deregulation work?
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Daniel Kaluuya with tears streaming down face

Communications ·

'Get Out' Is a Comedy? Russell Williams Explains

A distinguished filmmaker in residence at American University's School of Communication explains why Get Out is entered as a comedy in the Golden Globe awards.
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Our Legacy Our Relevance

Communications ·

SOC goes to NCA 2017

Faculty and PhD students will represent the School of Communication at the National Communication Association annual conference on November 16-19, 2017.
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