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.

‘Screen Time’ Is Over

Prof. Byron Reeves and colleagues say the phrase can’t remotely capture our ever-shifting digital experience. Say hello to the “screenome.”

Oct 15
  • Brown Institute: Innovating with Data Oct 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Gates 174

    With Jeremy Bowers, Director of Engineering, The Washington Post. Bowers sits at the intersection of news and engineering and will discuss the Post’s plans for political data projects including election results, congressional votes and campaign finance.

Oct 22
Nov 5
  • Brown Institute: Innovating with AI Nov 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Gates 174

    With Xiao Ma, Director of Engineering, Medium. Ma will go “under the hood” to explain how Medium thinks about AI + media and discuss the evolution of the company’s powerful personalization algorithms.

Nov 12
  • Journalism Open House Nov 12

    Please RSVP with your preferred date. 

  • Brown Institute: Innovating with Platforms Nov 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Gates 174

    With Stacy-Marie Ishmael, Senior Editor, Apple News. Ishmael is a veteran journalist who previously worked at The New York Times and Buzzfeed. In this talk she will discuss the ethics of platforms, focusing on why platforms say they are not publishers, the conflation of neutrality with objectivity, and the power of deliberate user experience decisions to shape the contours of speech.

Nov 13
  • Mutale Nkonde: Creating a Just Technological Future Nov 13 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm McClatchy Hall - Building 120, Mendenhall Room

    Mutale Nkonde is the Founding Executive Director of AI For the People.  This talk will explore the findings within Advancing Racial Justice in Tech and argue that ethics alone will not get us to a human centered approach to design, deployment and regulation of advanced technological systems.  Lunch provided. Please RSVP.