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Congratulations and welcome to the new Media Studies majors from the class of 2020 and 2021. We look forward to getting to know you.


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.



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.