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Fall 2018 Course Offerings
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Our full department offerings for Fall 2018 with descriptions can be found here.  If you see a course in another department that you would like to take with a media focus, you can have it evaluated by submitting this form to our Director of Undergraduate Programs (DUP).

Courses being offered by other departments this semester, which have been approved for acceptence toward your Media Studies major are listed below.

ENWR 2700 - News Writing (Practice only)
FRTR 3584 - Masterpieces of French Cinema (nonUS, film)
GETR 3556 - Weimer Cinema (nonUS, Film)
MESA 3111 - Film Festivals & Global Media Cultures (nonUS, film)
PLAP 3140 - Mass Media and American Politics
POTR 4260- Brazilian Media (nonUS, Film)

Host Companies for Internships
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The following are companies that have hosted Media Studies Student Interns:

Acutronic (Pittsburgh, PA)

American Sociologial Association (Washington, DC)

Atlas Obscura (Multiple)

Backstory (Charlottesville, VA)

Bloomberg (New York, NY)

Cavalier Daily (Charlottesville, VA)

Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau (Charlottesville, VA)

Charlottesville Tomorrow (Charlottesville, VA)

Chips Quinn Scholars (National)

CRC Companies (Arlington, VA)

C-Ville (Charlottesville, VA)

Darden Center for Global Initiatives (Charlottesville)

Digi Studios (New York, NY)

Emmis Communications (various locations)

Fan Media (Charlottesville, VA)

GreenBlue (Charlottesville, VA)

HBO ACCESS (Santa Monica, CA)

Lighthouse Studio (Charlottesville, VA)

Little Things (New York, NY)

March on Washington Film Festival (Washington, DC)

Newswise (Charlottesville, VA)

Presidential Precinct (Charlottesville, VA)

Rooster GNN (Madrid, Spain)

S&P Global Market Intelligence (Charlottesville, VA)

Silverthorn Films (Charlottesville, VA)

Spirit of 608 (Charlottesville, VA)

Sports Thread (Charlottesville, VA [remote])

The Daily Caller (Washington, DC)

The Dallas Morning News (Dallas, TX or Washington, DC)

The New York Times (New York, NY or Washington, DC)

The Pioneer (Charlottesville, VA)

The Sports Quotient

The Texas Tribune (Austin, TX)

The Valentine (Richmond, VA)

United States Marine Corp. (Quantico, VA)

UVa Information Technology Services (Charlottesville, VA)

UVa Marketing and Promotions (Charlottesville, VA)

Virginia Film Office (Richmond, VA)

Virginia Quarterly Review (Charlottesville, VA)

Wildrock (Charlottesville, VA unpaid)

With Good Reason (Charlottesville, VA)

WNRN (Charlottesville, VA)

WPVC 94 (Charlottesville, VA)

Sports Media Production Information Session
Friday, October 13, 2017

What:                   MDST 2508 Sports Media Production Information Session

When:                  Monday, October 23, 2017

Time:                   5:30 PM

Where:                CAB 309

Professor Clay and several members of the athletic department will speak with you about this exciting new course, including giving descriptions of field and studio work as well as explanations of assignments and expectations.
Please attend if you have interest in enrolling in the course, which will enroll 10 students by permission, during the spring semester.
This is a Practice of Media class only.


2018 Graduation
Thursday, October 12, 2017

2018 Graduation will be on May 19, 2018. The department ceremony will be in Old Cabell Hall at 3:00pm. Due to the size of the venue, and the number of graduates, students will be allotted 3 guest tickets for the ceremony.

Welcome Meredith Clark!
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Please join us in welcoming Meredith Clark to the University of Virginia as an Assistant Professor of Media Studies!

Dr. Meredith D. Clark (@meredithclark) is a former newspaper journalist whose research focuses on the intersections of race, media, and power. Her award-winning dissertation on Black Twitter landed her on The Root 100, the news website's list of the most influential African Americans in the country, in 2015. She's a regular contributor to Poynter.org's diversity column, and her research has been published in Journalism & Mass Communication Educator, the Journal of Social Media in Society, and New Media & Society. Dr. Clark is a graduate of Florida A&M University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and comes to UVA from the University of North Texas, where she spent three years as a tenure-track assistant professor of digital and print news. She's a pet mom to two tabby cats, Gabe and Spencer, and a devoted "Grey's Anatomy" fan.

In the fall of 2017, she will be teaching a new course, MDST 3559 Reading Black Digital Culture: Using a mix of scholarly and popular-press readings and an examination of digital artifacts, this course takes a critical, intersectional approach to analyzing the creations and contributions of Black digital culture from the mid-90s to the present. Covering topics including the early Black blogosphere; the creation of niche content sites like BlackPlanet.com; the emergence of Black Twitter; the circulation of memes, and the use second-screening. This course will satisfy the Diversity and Identity requirement for majors. Please check SIS for enrollment.