Communication and Media Studies Department


Jessica Lockhart's Audio Production II students' work is now available on the website. Visit the producer's showcase archives for April 23rd at
Photo of Emily Shaw, Ph.D.
"Identity, Belief and Rhetoric in the National Gun Debate: What's Changed Since the Passage of the Brady Bill" a talk with Emily Shaw Thursday, April 18, 7:00 PM, in Wishcamper 133 on the Portland Campus. Free and open to the public!
Lee Nelson with Broadcast Newswriting students.
CMS 315 Broadcast Newswriting students recently toured the WSCH Channel 6 newsroom in Portland. Lee Nelson (pictured second row, far right) has been morning anchor at WSCH NEWS CENTER since 1990 and teaching newswriting for communication and media studies students since spring 2011.
Communication senior Jessica Hallett
Graduating communication major Jessica Hallett is presenting her paper "Seeking Critical Thinking in an Undergraduate Seminar: Is the Motivation to Think Deeply and Willingness to Communicate Associated with Critical Thinking?" at DePauw University’s 39th Annual Honors Conference in Indiana this April.
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The Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, Volume 10, Issue 4, 2012 features Undergraduates Mentoring Older Adults: Breaking Stereotypes by Lenny Shedletsky, Professor of Communication. This practice-based article explores the perceptions undergraduates develop about older adults after mentoring them.
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IGI Global has published an interview with Professor of Education Jeffrey Beaudry discussing the recent International Visual Literacy Association Conference in Portland. Communication Professor Lenny Shedletsky presented his work on mind mapping at the conference in October.
Lenny Presents at International Conference
Professor of Communication Lenny Shedletsky presented his research article, Getting from Discussion to Writing-with Maps, on October 11, 2012 at the 44th Annual International Visual Literacy Association Conference in Portland, Maine. Professor Shedletsky also served on a panel at the IVLA conference with Professor of Education Jeff Beaudry discussing their forthcoming book, Cases on Teaching Critical Thinking through Visual Representation Strategies.
Photo from AMC's Mad Men showing  Jon Hamm as Don Draper
Dr. David Pierson, associate professor of media studies and chair of the Department of Communication and Media Studies, presented a research paper titled, "AMC's Mad Men and the Politics of Nostalgia" at the Flashbacks 2012: Nostalgia and Mediated Forms of Nostalgia International Conference at the University of Geneva in Geneva, Switzerland on September 14th, 2012.
Dr. David Pierson on Good Day Maine
Dr. David Pierson discusses his newest book, "The Fugitive", on Good Day Maine. Good Day Maine is a Fox 23 production.
Dylan Martin's Press Pass
Media Studies senior Dylan Martin decided to devote the last six credit hours of his undergraduate degree to work in the field: looking forward to a career in journalism, Dylan is interning this summer as a news writer for the Bangor Daily News.


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Communication and Media Studies Production Tour

Take a video tour of some of the production courses offered by Media Studies professors and instructors in the Department of Communication and Media Studies at USM. Thank you to Sokhean Jonny Ouk for producing this video.

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