In the Department of Communication, we study the ways that communication techniques and technologies shape who we are, how we govern ourselves, and what kinds of cultures we inhabit.

2017 Daniel Pearl Intern: Emma Johanningsmeier

Emma Johanningsmeier has been chosen as the 2017 Daniel Pearl Memorial Journalism Intern. Johanningsmeier is a junior double-majoring in Comparative Literature and Italian. She has studied in Italy and lived in Germany, and previously interned at the Omaha World-Herald in Omaha, Nebraska, her hometown.

Jennifer Pan’s research featured in The Atlantic

Pan and colleagues analyzed tens of thousands of posts written by China’s official social-media trolls. Rather than debating critics directly, the Chinese government tries to derail conversation on social media it views as dangerous.

Communication Ph.D. student publishes in Science

Rene Kizilcec’s paper on “Closing Global Achievement Gaps in MOOCs” has just been published in Science. Members of less-developed countries may suffer from the cognitive burden of wrestling with feeling unwelcome while trying to learn and, therefore, underperform.

Feb 28
  • mediaX: Drew Davidson Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm McMurtry, Oshman Presentation Space, Room 102

    Well Played – Video Games, Value, and Meaning. More »

Mar 7
  • mediaX: Alan Meades Mar 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm McMurtry, Oshman Presentation Space, Room 102

    Arcade Photographs, Arcade Comics, Arcade Tales – A Social History of the British Amusement Arcade. More »