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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.

About the Department

screenomics

Screenomics

An end-to-end system for capturing and analyzing the “screenome” of life in media.

Research by Byron Reeves

city

Welfare for Autocrats

How a country’s pursuit of order, or “stability,” turned an effort to alleviate poverty into a tool of surveillance and repression.

Research by Jennifer Pan

conversation

Supportive Conversations

Discovering the Fabric of Supportive Conversations: A Typology of Speaking Turns and Their Contingencies

Research by Nilam Ram

press

Democracy’s Detectives

Computational journalism promises to lower the cost of investigative journalism and increase demand among readers.

Research by James Hamilton