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The Media Studies application will open on August 1, 2019 and close on August 15, 2019. This application is restricted to rising third year students, including incoming transfer students.

 

Class of 2019 Graduation Information

The Media Studies Diploma ceremony will be held in Memorial Gym on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 3:30pm. Tickets are not required.

 

 

 

 

Christopher Ali is quoted by the McClatchy DC Bureau's article on 19M rural Americans with little or no internet access. 

 

Siva Vaidhyanathan spoke with the PBS News Hour on the recent Mens Basketball NCAA Championship. 

 

 

Christopher Ali is quoted in this Fredericksburg.com article on the push for extended broadband coverage. 

 

 

Fourth Year Robby Keough wins Student Emmy Award

Congratulations to fourth year Robby Keough! The Capital Region Television Academy has announced Keough has won a College Production Emmy Award in the category of News: General Assignment – Serious News. This entry, March For Our Lives Student Walk Out, was a story covering the March 14, 2018 Student Walk Out Day in honor of the Parkland shooting victims. Keough won as the photojournalist and editor. His reporter was Yahya Abou-Ghazala, also a Media Studies fourth year. The story can be found here on the WUVA News website.

 

Christopher Ali is quoted in this CNET article on rural broadband mapping. 

 

Andrea Press spoke at University College London and the London School of Economics on her forthcoming book Media-Ready Feminism and Everyday Sexism. 

 

Siva Vaidhyanathan spoke with the New Zealand Herald on social media regulations dealing with hate speech or fake news. 

 

Christopher Ali's short commentary on Senate Bill S.454 entitled An Office Of Rural Broadband: We've Heard This Before is featured by the Benton Foundation. 

 

The Guardian has named Siva Vaidhyanathan a regular colomnist. See his piece Cambridge Analytica was the Chernobyl of privacy.

 

Christopher Ali's article We Need A National Rural Broadband Plan is featured in the New York TImes. 

 

Elizabeth Ellcessor discusses campus safety in her recently published article, "Blue-light emergency phones on campus: Media infrastructures of feeling."

 

Media Studies majors know,  "What Do Rita Moreno, ‘Shaft’ and an Eight-Track Player Have in Common?" after taking History of Media with Assistant Professors Kevin Driscoll and Keara Goin.

 

A conversation with  Sean Duncan about games and storytelling.

 

UVAToday talks to Meredith Clark about Black Twitter and online communities.

 

The Benton Foundation has named Christopher Ali a Faculty Fellow for 2018-2021.

 

Aynne Kokas has been named a 2018 Fellow of the American Mandarin Society.

 

Looking for some reading material for the winter break? Siva Vaidhyanathan's Antisocial Media is listed as one of the best books of 2018 by NPR.

 

Anna Katherine Clay reels in Heath Miller for a chat with aspiring journalists in her Sports Journalism class.

 

William Little recognized by student for his outstanding teaching ability. Read about it here.

 

Andrea Press spoke from her forthcoming book MEDIA-READY FEMINISM AND EVERYDAY SEXISM at the "#MeToo and Epistemic Injustice” conference held by the CUNY Advanced Research Collaborative. See the panel here.

Congratulations to Andrea Press for her election as Chair of the Feminist Scholarship Division of ICA.

 

Andre Cavalcante is featured in UVA Today.

 

The Media Studies Department is pleased to announce Camilla Fojas as the new department Chair, effective August 1, 2018. 

 

Graze through the Midwest with Professor Ali and Tuna in UVA Today.

 

The Annals of Emergency Dispatch & Response chat with Liz Ellcessor about her research on media technologies in dispatch. Listen to the podcast.

The Washington Post reviews Siva Vaidhyanathan's new book, "Antisocial Media".

 

Andrea Press' radio interview with 94.7 WPVC: "Apropos Of Something"

 

Feminism After Trump panel discussion - view here.

 

Christopher Ali's Q&A on AT&T/Time Warner merger. Read here.

 

Aniko Bodroghkozy's course featured in UVA Today.

 

Wyatt Andrews is featured in Virginia Magazine. Read the article here.

 

Siva Vaidhyanathan has a featured opinion in the New York Times: "Why the Nazis Came to Charlottesville"

 

Siva Vaidhyanathan discusses privacy and policy in this recently published article for Bloomberg.