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 Spring 2016

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 9-10A.M. and by appointment. Gone Jan 20-22.

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.

Ralph Blumenthal Talk

Ralph BlumenthalProfessors Matthew Killmeier and Jerry LaSala were recently awarded a Maine Humanities Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires Initiative Project Grant with matching funds from USM Provost Uzzi’s office.  The funds were used to bring Ralph Blumenthal, former New York Times investigative reporter to campus for a lecture and student workshop. Blumenthal and team won a Pulitzer for reporting on the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, which was the subject of his talk on Thursday, April 14, 2016

Pulitzer-winner Ralph Blumenthal's recent talk at USM is now available as an audio file. Blumethal's talk was sponsored by a Maine Humanities Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires Initiative Project Grant awarded to Professors Matthew Killmeier and Jerry LaSala.

 

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