Communication and Media Studies Department

Daniel Panici Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Communication
Daniel  Panici Ph.D.

Office

Communication and Media Studies House, 126 Bedford Street, Portland

Office Hours Fall 2015

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 9-10A.M. (drop-in hours) and by appointment.

Contact Information

Phone: (207)780-5970

Daniel Panici received his Ph.D. in Mass Media and Communication at the University of Missouri (1989), Master’s Degree in Communication at Colorado State University (1986), and Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and Business at Augustana College (1983). Daniel joined the USM faculty in 1995 after teaching for six years at
Berry College in Georgia.

Daniel primarily teaches mass media and mass communication courses including: Introduction to Media Studies, Writing for the Media, Theories of Mass Communication, The Effects of Mass Media, Television Production, and Media Studies Senior Project. Daniel also teaches Introduction to Communication and Research Methods courses.

Daniel has published numerous articles on a wide variety of mass communication topics including: college radio and television, new media use in classroom, media education, service learning, and writing strategies for media. His current scholarly interests explore the use of case studies in mass media courses, media use and childhood development, and news framing of mental illness. Daniel also serves on the Editorial Board for the journal Mass Communication and Society and reviews manuscripts for the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media.


Daniel has received the University of Southern Maine Faculty Senate Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Stephen H. Coltrin Award for Excellence in Communication Education from the International Radio and Television Society. He also received an Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Presidential Citation for outstanding service as Head of the Mass Communication and Society Division.

Daniel’s leisure pursuits include gardening, golf, and drumming circles.

The Audio and Video Production Minor

The minor in Audio and Video Production

The Audio and Video Production minor offers students an understanding of the processes involved in conceptualizing, writing, designing, and producing works in media based on the effective principles and practices of media aesthetics for target audiences. This minor will equip students with the information and tools necessary to create, manage, and evaluate audio and video works as vehicles of communication.

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