Sarah Jackson, assistant professor of communication studies, weighs in on how the mainstream media and citizen journalists have covered the events in Ferguson, Missouri, where the shooting death of an unarmed teenager has sparked protests and tensions.
Assistant professor of communication studies Sarah Jackson’s new book examines how the mainstream and black press have covered controversial political dissent by African-American celebrities. Her inspiration came from an unlikely source: Kanye West.
Fourth-year communication studies major Christine Umeh has her sights set on a career in the media and entertainment industry in the African nation.
Joseph Reagle, an assistant professor of communication studies, explains why women make up a very small percentage of “open computing” fields like Wikipedia, Linux, and Apache.
Dale Herbeck, professor and chair of the Department of Communication Studies, says the Internet, globalization, and the speed at which technology evolves has raised many questions regarding the law, freedom of expression, and privacy.
Senior Nick Fei turned his internship with the British Consulate-General in Hong Kong into a contractor position planning a global business week.
Without knowing Chinese before arriving, a Northeastern student is having a life-changing experience on co-op with at a luxury hotel in China.
On co-op in London, Northeastern student Elisabeth Fiumara gets an inside look at the cybersecurity and renewable energy industries.
A short film by Northeastern student Joel Marsh was selected to be screened at the 65th annual Cannes International Film Festival in May.
On co-op with a nonprofit organization in Ecuador, Northeastern student Amina Temkin found community-based solutions to poverty-based problems.
Co-op Ben Adams and alumnus Will Ritter work on the advance team for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign.
Joseph Reagle, new assistant professor of communication studies, is researching the formation of online communities and the cultural aspects of new media
Senior wins award to study artwork of German surrealist painter who was killed at Auschwitz, and pay tribute to her late father.
Northeastern students visit ninth graders in Boston to promote media literacy, and help them understand how TV and advertising messages may affect their daily lives
Comedian Tracy Morgan, known for his role as Tracy Jordan on the sitcom “30 Rock,” was widely criticized earlier this month after he made homophobic comments during a comedy show in Nashville. Some argue that people shouldn’t be upset by comedians’ offensive remarks. Others find this kind of comedy anything but funny. Here, Northeastern communication studies lecturer William Lancaster sheds some light on why offensive comedy is so common — and what’s really wrong with it.
Venture firm founded by recent alumnus is bringing solar food dryer developed by Northeastern students to farmers in Cameroon
After dominating daytime television for 25 years, Oprah’s beloved talk show ends today, allowing her to focus on her new cable channel, OWN. For years, she recommended books and products, gave away gifts, trips and cars, and connected with audiences and home viewers in a uniquely personal way. Here, Bill Lancaster, a lecturer in communication studies and 20-year veteran of television production, discusses how Oprah defined the daytime slot and affected her viewers.
Alumna and television news anchor advises graduating communication studies majors to be flexible and apply their skills
Service-learning course introduces students to the nuts and bolts of how laws get passed.