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.